Another Visit to Valley Forge


Another Visit to Valley Forge. Arthur E. Chapman. In the American Revolution, five incidents stand out as defining moments. These are the decision to declare independence from Britain, Burgoyne's surrender at Saratoga, the attack on Trenton and Princeton, Cornwallis' defeat at Yorktown, and the Valley Forge Encampment. Of the five, it is the Valley Forge Encampment — the men and women who were there — that created the first true American army. The army formed by the Encampment became the primary safeguard of our nation throughout the years to come and it is the focus of this study. 

2003, paper, 127 pages, introduction.

CHAPTER I The Road to Valley Forge
CHAPTER II Endured Suffering
CHAPTER III Housing and Shelter
CHAPTER IV Subsistence, Food, and Drink
CHAPTER V Clothing
CHAPTER VI Causes of Shortages
CHAPTER VII Special Units - The Life Guards
CHAPTER IX The Defenses
CHAPTER X Organization, Training, and Weapons
CHAPTER XI Punishments and Crime
CHAPTER XII Conclusions
Appendix A The Search for the Encampment Site
Appendix B. Duportail and Engineers
Appendix C. George Washington's Christmas Eggnog
Appendix D. Regimental Manning Levels
Appendix E. Units