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.
General George Washington
Young American general. In charge at Valley Forge.
Baron von Steuben
Militia leader who trained the continental army under General George Washington.
Marquis de Lafayette
General helped run camp. French officer who joined George Washington.
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