Summary Of The Journal Of Denton Lloyd

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The Journal of Denton Lloyd Walking to New York From Boston was when I thought that we would never win the battle against the British. I couldn’t believe that I was going to go to war with the British. The British had so much more experience than we did, There were some people who didn’t even have one bit of experience with weapons. Surely, I was nervous of going to battle. The whole time getting ready I thought about how much I’d miss my wife and are three children Lilia, beathanny, and Lucas. I thought to myself one day I won’t have to write to them, I can see them and tell them stories about the war. Right now all I need to think about is battling the British and surviving at the same time. When going to battle being intrepid we were…show more content…
When traveling we were growing hungry over the lack of food we had, some people even starved for days. As winter came the weather became colder and colder. We were all freezing, some soldiers even went back home. When we reached Pennsylvania we only had about a few thousand men. We were all cold, our clothes were ripped and some had barely any clothing on them. Washington reported the remaining of the troops. Washington had also reported for more troops Otherwise, Washington said “I think the game will be pretty well up.” End of 1776 the British thought they have won the war. Howe the General of the British offered a peace treaty signing a promise saying “remain peaceful obedience” to the king. Thousands took his offer. Washington did not believe that amity was possible between the American colonist and British. Washington knew he had to do something, he gathered all of us and read to us from Thomas Paine ‘The Crisis’. “These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it NOW, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.” On December 25, 1776, we traveled across the Delaware river along the New Jersey shore. As we walked to reach Trenton, we were all shivering because the snow on the ground was going through our cut and ripped shoes. When we arrived, Hessian and his troops were camping on Christmas day, they were all sleeping and it was the

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