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Valley Forge

noun
  1. a village in SE Pennsylvania: winter quarters of Washington's army 1777–78.
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Historical Examples of valley forge

  • Several officers, whom he had despatched to Valley-Forge, declared that they had been unable to find a passage.

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British Dictionary definitions for valley forge

Valley Forge

noun
  1. an area in SE Pennsylvania, northwest of Philadelphia: winter camp (1777–78) of Washington and the American Revolutionary Army
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valley forge in Culture

Valley Forge

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.

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