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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A village of southeast Pennsylvania on the Schuylkill River northwest of Philadelphia. It was the site of the headquarters of the Continental Army under George Washington from December 1777 to June 1778 during the American Revolution. The encampment was subjected to severe winter weather that caused extensive illness and suffering.


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  • The British raiders repulsed an American vanguard and made off with two thousand sheep and cattle; the rebel army trudged on, short of food, many shoeless, until they reached a frozen notch in the hills called Valley Forge.

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  • Washington had camped at a place called Valley Forge which has since become symbolic of hardship and suffering.

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  • There was another rag tag rebel army two hundred years ago, who almost lost everything, but managed to hang on at a place called Valley Forge. - News

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  • Before this paper reached Congress or came to Washington’s hand the choice of a campsite had been made—a wooded region on the south side of the Schuylkill, eighteen miles northwest of the occupied city, at a place called the Valley Forge.


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  • It has helped to save national parks such as Valley Forge; landmark structures, including President Lincoln’s Cottage; and scores of priceless objects—from the flag that inspired the national anthem left to the Founding Fathers’ papers.

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  • Give or take that winter in Valley Forge, I was unaware of Washington's physical gifts until a friend brought the biography to my attention after the tryout.

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