Remembering Valley Forge

The Valley Forge National Park has a tremendous set of web posts delving into the history of the critical, life-threatening encampment of the fledgling United States Army under the command of George Washington during the Revolutionary War. You can read the first profile of the people involved in this encampment, which began on December 19, 1777 and continued through a bitterly cold winter, here.

If you’ve never been to Valley Forge, I recommend a visit highly. It helps make vivid all the sacrifices made and hardships endured by Washington and his army in order to keep the fledgling American republic alive and to pursue the war of survival and attrition needed to make independence from Great Britain possible.

Author: MARK DANIELS

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  1. I’ll second that, if you get a chance to visit Valley Forge by all means do so. I still have a pic from my own visit standing in front of what must be the most humongous Sycamore Tree in the world. Washington and his troops spent one of the most miserable winters imaginable there, it’s a wonder they were able to leave in the spring to pursue the British.

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