Valley Forge, Pennsylvania is known as the famous site for George Washington’s winter camp. Set up in December of 1777, the location was a prime position for protection, with a river on one whole side, and two shallower creeks; forcing attackers to have to go uphill.
Despite the well thought out location, Valley Forge is still known as a time of great suffering for George Washington’s army. Conditions were extremely harsh, and by that spring one out of six men was dead. Yet, despite all of the hardship there was some good. Baron Friedrich von Steuben, a foreign drill sergeant, trained Washington’s troops during their winter at Valley Forge. And while his methods were harsh, there was great improvement; such advancement that the uniformed battle movements and stronger army played a key role in the success of the Continental Army.
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