How Would You Leave The Continental Army

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Valley Forge were hard times for the Continental Army. From the winter of 1777 to 1778, soldiers camped 18 miles outside of Philadelphia. Everyone was faced with the question “Would you have quit?” or in other words “Would you leave the Continental Army during these hard times?” For me, I have decided to not re-enlist for three reasons: the weather, disease, and I know that other soldiers would stay and fight. The weather at Valley Forge was unbearable. According to Dr. Albigence Waldo, a Connecticut surgeon who was assisting soldiers at the camp, the weather was very cold. “Why were we sent here to freeze?” said Waldo from his diary. There were probably lashing winter winds that constantly blew in the soldiers’ faces. Many people were
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