The encampment at valley forge took place from december 19, 1777 through june 19, 1778 and served as winter quarters for general george washington's continental army having suffered a string of defeats that fall, including losing the capital of philadelphia to the british, the americans made camp for the winter outside of the city. Valley forge in pennsylvania was the site of the military camp of the american continental army over the winter of 17771778 during the american revolutionary war it is approximately 20 miles northwest of philadelphia starvation, disease, and exposure killed nearly 2,500 american soldiers by. With the onset of the bitter winter cold, the continental army under general george washington, still in the field, enters its winter camp at valley forge, 22 miles from british-occupied philadelphia.
Once they left valley forge, the newly trained soldiers were ready to face the british again for a win at the battle of monmouth in new jersey to unlock this lesson you must be a studycom member. Valley forge was where the american continental army made camp during the winter of 1777-1778 it was here that the american forces became a true fighting unit valley forge is often called the birthplace of the american army. After the hard winter at valley forge general washington had an idea to invade trenton, new jersey after the british christmas parties washington knew that the british and the hessians(mercenaries from germany hired to fight for the british) they hired were all going to be sleeping or very tired. Start studying the battle of valley forge learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.
Valley forge was and is still important because it is the mark of the victory of the struggles, hardships and battles for survival that is embedded in this place. Valley forge: quit or stay when a person is in a stressful situation on instinct they have two options, fight or flight in war the same is true in war the same is true war is not always bayonets and bullets, it’s the decisions you make during times of hardship. Valley forge was not the coldest winter of the revolution yes, 250 years of illustrations have portrayed a continental army perpetually snowbound in its winter encampment.
The battle of valley forge helped create a combat ready army - in a time of change and rebellion from the queens ruling, a small and relatively undeveloped country fought to achieve her independence. Every american reader is familiar with the story of the sufferings of the patriot army at valley forge to this valley among the hills that border the winding schuylkill, some twenty miles from philadelphia, washington led his half-clad army of eleven thousand men about the middle of december, 1777. 2ask students to further research valley forge, pretend they are soldiers in the continental army encamped there and write letters home describing the conditions and hardships soldiers faced there. On december 19, 1777, when washington's army marched into camp at valley forge, tired, cold, and ill-equipped, it was lacking in much of the training essential for consistent success on the battlefield. Description the purpose of this video is for scrutiny portions of it are used for educational purposes for class room critique and commentary which are at the very core of “fair use” doctrine.
Was a battle at valley forge i am here to tell you there was not a battle at valley forge, but it was the turning point of the revolutionary war the only battle they fought at valley forge was the winter cold the winter the winter at valley forge was from 1777- june 19, 1778 the unexpected cold weather and. Valley forge, in the american revolution, pennsylvania encampment grounds of the continental army under general george washington from december 19, 1777, to june 19, 1778, a period that marked the triumph of morale and military discipline over severe hardship. Consequently, the brief “battle of valley forge” now ended almost as quickly as it began although a mere minor encounter of the american revolution, it was the largest military combat that took place at this site. The continental army suffered another defeat at the battle of germantown just north of philadelphia on oct 4 general washington led his weary and demoralized army to valley forge a few miles away where they would camp for the winter and prepare for battle with the return of warm weather.
He commanded the reserve at the battle of brandywine and again at the battle of germantown during the winter encampment at valley forge , greene was given the post of quartermaster general, though he retained the right to command field troops, as he would again do at the battle of monmouth. The battle of saratoga & valley forge brtish lost 1500 soldiers patriots lost 800 soldiers french joined the fight against the british the battle of saratoga was the turning point of the revolutionary war valley forge (in a nutshell) important leaders: general george washington. There was no “battle” of valley forge valley forge was the winter camp of the continental forces when the british had occupied the colonial capital of philadelphia it was an important experience for the continental army the hard winter, lack of vital supplies, along with the military discipline instilled in them by the arrival and. The turning point of the revolutionary war was the battle of valley forge.