How we were, and now are

Posted: December 11, 2013 at 3:09 a.m.

As the winter of 1777-78 approached, what was left of George Washington’s bedragged continentals took refuge at Valley Forge to face disease, hunger, cold and privation, and wait and wait for Congress to find the means to resupply its much diminished ranks.

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Editorial, Pages 16 on 12/11/2013


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