Writings from the Valley Forge Encampment of the Continental Army: December 19, 1777-June 19, 1778, Volume 2, “Winter in this starved Country”

By: Joseph Lee Boyle

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Book Details: 198 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2001, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 198 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


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Hundreds of letters and documents written at Valley Forge have been published in collections that represent the best remembered men of the Revolution. There are also documents of uncounted numbers by lesser officers and staff functionaries that have never

Title: Writings from the Valley Forge Encampment of the Continental Army: December 19, 1777-June 19, 1778, Volume 2, “Winter in this starved Country”

Author: Joseph Lee Boyle

Categories: Revolutionary War,

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2001

ISBN Number: 0788418254

ISBN Number 13: 9780788418259

Binding: Softcover

Book Details: 198 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2001, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 198 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc

Seller ID: B1825

Description: Hundreds of letters and documents written at Valley Forge have been published in collections that represent the best remembered men of the Revolution. There are also documents of uncounted numbers by lesser officers and staff functionaries that have never been published, or have been printed long ago and are no longer readily available. The intent of this effort, as the first of several such volumes, is to present a selection of these to allow greater understanding of the Valley Forge Encampment. Documents have retained original spelling and punctuation. The author scoured the National Archives and more than 20 other state archives, university libraries, and historical societies in his search for these rare papers. Some of the stories, that have become legendary, are reinforced in these letters. Gen. Anthony Wayne reports on December 28, 1777, that "At this inclement Season one third of our Troops are totally Destitute of either Shoes, Stockings, Shirts or Blankets..."
198 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2001, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 198 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc

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