Valley Forge “Helplessness includes hopelessness and history attest that loss of hope and not the loss of lives is what decides the issue war” B. H. Linddel Hart. VAlley Forge had taken place the winter of 1777-1778. Valley Forge was a camp that the Militia, or the American soldiers camped in through the Winter. The soldiers had to make it through terrible conditions of the harsh weathers, many soldiers tell of how they could see the blood in the snow from the bloody feet of the soldiers marching barefoot in the snow. The disease of smallpox had come so quickly and spread so fast. The soldiers of the MIlitia had been inoculated with a kind of small pox disease to help them fight the small pox. The inoculation had decreased the risk of the soldiers dying from smallpox. In 1773 the ar had been sparked by the Boston Tea party. The Boston tea party shows that the Americans were done with Britain and all of their taxings. Later that year the colonist had installed 310 street lights and know they are in war. I have decided to not re-enlist for three reasons which are there is not enough clothing, sickness is spreading to fast, and the bad conditions of the weather. I am closing no to reenlist because there is not enough clothing for everyone. There is not enough clothing for every one, Doctor waldo said”... there is nasty clothing…” ( Waldo 151) id there is nasty clothing evry where then how can we as the militia stay warm weil we fight, stay warm and live throughout the
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The third reason I will not re-enlist is very cold and snowing! The medical, had to cut of some of my toes because I had frostbite so bad! But if I try and look on the bright side I finally got a pair for shoes. It is very cold here and there is fire in our huts but the smoke is horrible and that is making more of the soldiers sick. About 1,800 men have died from illnesses. (Bush 147) I HATE cold weather!
Valley Forge is a place where Washington trained the colonists to fight with the British soldiers, even though it is cold, disease spreads, lack of food, bad equipments, and people dying, but for our better future we have to stay and train to become a better and confident soldier. According to The American Crisis by Thomas Paine, he told us that Although things are bad in Valley Forge we still have to fight for our country and break away from the horrible king that charges us a lot of money. According to the text Thomas Paine wrote that “Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” This shows that King George is treating them badly and they have
When a person is in a stressful situation on instinct they have two options, fight or flight. In war the same is true. War is not always bayonets and bullets, it’s the decisions you make during times of hardship. A soldier has to make the decision whether to keep fighting for what they believe in no matter what the stakes or to flee. In December of 1777, George Washington and his troops arrived at Valley Forge. Since the summer of 1775, all has gone well for the Continental Army. More recently Washington was presumably unable to stop General Howe and his British soldiers from claiming the national capital of Philadelphia. With Howe and his army of approximately 18,000 comfortably quartered in Philadelphia,
One of the reasons I wouldn't quit Valley Forge is because 50% of the people were sick but only 15% died. In document A it says “3989 (about 4000) out of 8000 were sick or unable to report for duty.” By February 1st, about 50% of soldiers were sick. But sickness is common around this time. For example, in our classroom about half of our students were sick. (Doc A) “1800 out of 12000 died”. 1800 out of 12000 soldiers may sound like a lot but it is actually only 15%. That's only 15% of all the soldiers dying. That's pretty good for being the “UnderDogs” in a war. This still gives you an 85% chance of living. So I would stay.
Valley Forge was a horrible event a lot of people got sick and even died from it, the army that lived there was the militia or continental congress’s army. They were really poor, they didn’t have enough food and they didn’t have the proper clothes that they needed for the winter, so most got hungry and died from starvation or died from illness because they didn’t have food and became very weak. When they slept, they had sixteen by fourteen huts that didn’t have a working chimney, so the smoke was always in their eyes.
From the winter of 1777 to 1778 Valley Forge was in very harsh weather conditions. During this time we took command with George Washington and after a while war started. Some interesting facts are that in 1773, 310 street lights were installed. In 1783, the Treaty of Paris ended the Revolutionary War, and in 1782 the writing of the Constitution was in progress. I have decided not to re-enlist for these three reasons which are, sickness, conditions and clothing, and congress/ leadership.
“Every thought is a battle, every breath is a war and I don’t think we are winning anymore”. The depressing thoughts in which were made up of dying and not surviving were going through the minds of all the soldiers at Valley Forge as well as mine. The need of food, clothes, and weapons were needed. The wanting to win and return home to our families were mutual between all of us as well. Since the summer of 1775, George Washington has withdrawn from Boston and retreated to New York City after the American Revolution. Recently, he had been unable to stop the British when Howe marched his army into the capital of Philadelphia. Washington had a very hard time trying to keep us in his army. Some of them had signed on for one year or two, but others left or simply deserted us. The question is simple, whether or not you would stay and fight for your country or leave with honor and your dignity. My choice was obvious, staying to fight for my country. There are many reasons surrounding my choice, including the fact that the supplies were provided for us in order to live and fight through the terrible seasons, the encouragement we needed, and the conditions we faced.
There was a lot of sick people, but there was not a lot of people dying from the sickness. Firstly, in document A it stated there was “3,989 people sick out of the 8,000” who were there. So what that is saying there was about 50% of soldiers sick and in the Winter it is common to be sick especially in those conditions. Secondly there were only “1,800 out of the 12,000 men died in Valley Forge”(doc A). What this is saying is that there is only a 15% chance of dying and a 85% chance of living which that is pretty good odds. Also in the background essay it says “today we know that most of the army survived the winter. So, I would take those odds and stay at Valley Forge.
It is the middle of the in 1778, there are men everywhere, cots full of ill soldiers, and smoke filled huts. Half of the population is sick and the soldiers have almost no fight left in them. There are few men with spirit left in the camps at Valley Forge. Thomas Paine states, “These are the times that try men's souls”, and as the men walk around injured, bleeding, frozen, and starving you do not only see hunger and pain, you would see what looked like poverty. Tattered clothing draped on the backs of the worn out soldiers, and starved, skeleton resembling bodies. Even though these harsh times will show the true colors of man, some are boasting with the red, white, and blue of patriotism. While innumerable people believe that there is almost no fight or spirit left, the soldiers that stay have hope to win this war. If I was a soldier at Valley Forge, I would stay. I would continue to
The reason I will not re-enlist is so many are sick. The main sickness is smallpox, a deadly disease that many soldiers have. If you have it you will get blisters that are filled with pus and they cover your whole body.
Though trouble and doubt we will prevail. This happened in the winter between 1777-1778. Valley Forge is a place about eighteen miles northwest of Philadelphia. A lot of soldiers are leaving when we need them to fight. Victory seemed a long way off; in fact for many, it seemed unlikely. Even though that has happened I have decided to not re-enlist for three reasons which are: conditions, health, and results of war.
In 1777 Continental troops head toward Philadelphia to fight and take land from the British troops, but are stopped by a Tragic snow storm. Men stop and set up camp to get past the storm but sadly Men start dying from illness and weather. Some troops wanted to leave and other wanted to stay and fight. Here's is my three reasons why you should stay at valley forge. First and foremost about 12,000 men settled at valley forge and from December 1777 to February 1778 about 4,000 men died. These are tragic deaths but if you do the math you only have a ten percent of dyeing, and 90 percent of living. Also about only 50 percent of people get sick, so if you put both together you have a high chance of living. The second reason why to stay at valley
I am a soldier at Valley Forge, sacrificing myself for my suffering country so that we all can be free from Britain's control. I am in tatter'd clothes and have barely enough food to survive, but I’ll go through this just so my country doesn't have to suffer any more. “The war started on December 1777, me along with the rest of the army camped out at Valley Forge (Roden 141).” “A few young women developed “scarlet fever,” a fascination with British soldiers and their bright red coats (Roden 141).”
Valley Forge directly affected the American Revolution because it made the Continental Army stronger and led them to win the Revolutionary War. Valley Forge was where the Continental Army made camp in the winter from 1777-1778. Starvation, disease, malnutrition, and exposure to the weather killed more than 2,500 American soldiers by the end of February, 1778. General George Washington looking for a place to keep safe from the British and also the brutal winter that nearly diminished his troops. General Washington and his troops had last fought in early December of 1777 at the Battle of White Marsh. General Washingtons plan was to find a more secure spot to spend this winter after losing the Battle of White Marsh. The knowledge of where Valley
Valley Forge directly affected the American Revolution because it made the Continental Army stronger and led them to win the Revolutionary War. Valley Forge was a military encampment where Genereal Washingtons soldiers had to stay for the winter of 1777 to 1778. General Washington and his troops had fought in early December in what was the last major battle of 1777 at the Battle of White Marsh. General Washington created a plan to cut off the British from there supplies and keep the British in the area they were in. Diseases, starvation and lack of clothing was critical to the soldiers that stayed there in Valley Forge. General George Washington looked for a place for his soldiers to stay and found Valley Forge a strategically great place to