Washington's Soldiers: Valley Forge

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Valley Forge was a winter camp for Washington’s soldiers. Many died at this time and got sick, but they also trained and got stronger as an army. Even though the colonists had a rough time in Valley Forge, I would have stayed. First off, in the engraving by William Henry Powell, Washington presented his soldiers to the Congressional Committee. Washington is telling the Committee about how he trained the colonists while at Valley Forge. This shows that even though they were starving, sick, and close to death, many soldiers continued to train and get stronger which ends up paying off. Also, in the writing The American Crisis, by Thomas Paine, he writes about how rough of a time the soldiers faced and how the men got stronger at this time.
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