Valley Forge

Winter 1777-78

What Happened?

The Winter

After a deadly fight General George Washington and his troops retreated back to a small town called Valley Forge in what is now Pennsylvania for the winter of 1777 to 1778. But the base there was a devastating number of soldiers perishing every day. Almost 10 men a day were killed and food was running low. All the while Washington was working everyday to keep his soldiers alive.

Important People

Interesting Facts

1. It is thought that only 1/3 of the men there had shoes

2. Today the Valley Forge is a state park in Pennsylvania