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Valley Forge and King of Prussia

Ignored by Congress and the populace, Gen. George Washington and his ragtag Continentals retreated to the paradoxically high ground of Valley Forge for the winter of 1777-78. Their encampment, strategically chosen for its relative ease of defense, served as a death trap for many—ill-clothed and -fed as they were. Finally, relief arrived in the form of food, aid and drillmaster Baron von Steuben, who whipped the army into shape. Come spring, the resurgent Americans were ready to prosecute the war for another five years. Their endurance is memorialized and celebrated at Valley Forge National Historical Park, a sweeping testament to fortitude and minor miracles.

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