Lauren Gaggini; Tamanna Sikora; Amanda Fry
Washington and Lafayette at Valley Forge
The time the American army spent at Valley Forge between 1777 and 1778 is famous as the lowest point of the war for the Americans in terms of morale. The Soldiers took shelter at the forge during the winter, and the conditions they were faced with were Highly unfavorable. Malnutrition, disease, inadequate food and clothing supplies, and the intense cold all contributed to the soldiers plight. To further display how bad conditions were for the soldiers, it should be noted that George Washington asked Patrick Henry, a famous orator, to make a speech to his soldiers simply to boost their low morale. George Washington was constantly trying to boost the moral of his soldiers, and that is most likely what he was doing in the picture this flyer is analyzing .