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Washington at Valley Forge

Washington at Valley Forge

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Maine Historical Society

William Bayley was one of the soldiers at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, during the winter of 1777-1778 when George Washington chose it as his winter quarters.

Bayley wrote to his mother from the encampment there.

The poorly outfitted troops suffered from the cold and lack of supplies.

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