Patriot Ordeal at Valley Forge

Winter 1777-1778

The American soldiers bore much hardship. They were ragged and hungry and cold. Hardest was the winter in Valley Forge. They were so cold and hungry, they wanted to give up and go home. But Washington did not give up, and he kept them together. He starved with them and froze with them, and his soldeirs loved him so much they stayed for his sake. By contrast, the British army, with an ample supply of gold, had all the food, shelter, and warmth required in Philadelphia.

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