14. Valley Forge
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Despite the harsh conditions at Valley Forge, why do you think that the soldiers stayed, trained, and eventually became an army capable of defeating the British?
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In the fall of 1777, the British Army captured the city of Philadelphia, forcing the Continental Congress to flee the city. The Continental Army, commanded by General George Washington, failed to take the city back, retreated about 18 miles northwest of the city, and made winter quarters at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. Winter camp for the Continental Army was brutal. The soldiers suffered due to a lack of supplies, harsh environmental conditions, the spread of diseases, and organizational challenges.