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U.S. Time Periods » 1763-1815: Revolution

Valley Forge

looks at the campsite that marked a turning point in the American Revolution. By 1777, General Washington had suffered more defeats than victories. He sought a winter campsite that would allow observation of the British army without exposure to surprise attack. In December, he led 12,000 men into Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, while the British camped 20 miles away in Philadelphia. Nearly 2,000 American soldiers died of disease. But the Continental Army learned discipline and organization. (National Park Service)

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Artillery Gun Crew (1975).  Henry Knox was the Continental Artillery commander. He insisted on thorough and ongoing training for artillerists. Illustration by Don Troiani, National Park Service.

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