American Revolution Podcast

ARP172 Winter at Valley Forge

October 25, 2020

Washington's Continentals suffer a lack of food, clothing and shelter as it struggles to get through the winter at Valley Forge.  At the same time, it must contest a British move into Darby in search of forage.  Captain "light horse Harry" Lee distinguishes himself during this time.  Americans also capture a British ship on the Delaware river.  Washington fights with Congress to get what he needs to maintain and train his army.

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Book Recommendation of the Week: Washington's Secret War: The Hidden History of Valley Forge, by Thomas Fleming.

Online Recommendation of the Week: The History of Valley Forge, by Henry Woodman: https://archive.org/details/historyofvalleyf00wood

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