General Washington had the play performed for the troops at Valley Forge.
His parents enrolled him at Valley Forge Military Academy, where he began writing.
Washington at this time, the reader will remember, had gone into winter quarters with his army at Valley Forge.
The blood-stained soil of Valley Forge had inured him to hardships to which others would have yielded.
Of the severe winter at Valley Forge and his appointment by Washington to his staff.
The bleak hillside at Valley Forge was something more than a prison.
There is in his words the blast of the bugle of Valley Forge.
Washington welcomed him at Valley Forge in the following March.
Valley Forge poured upon it a Niagara of starvation, disease, and death.
Thus the cheers at Valley Forge were really the sign that the British must go.
A valley in eastern Pennsylvania that served as quarters for the American army in one winter (1777–1778) of the Revolutionary War. George Washington, who was commanding the army, had been forced to leave Philadelphia, and his troops suffered from the cold and from lack of supplies. Though many deserted, Washington managed to maintain the morale of the rest. He was aided by Baron von Steuben, a German officer on his staff, who trained the men in the soldiering practices of Europe.