Today in History: Valley Forge

George Washington to Continental Congress, December 23, 1777
Today in History–September 26–the Library of Congress features Valley Forge. On this day in 1777, the Continental Congress was forced to flee when British troops marched into the city of Philadelphia. The Continental Army under General George Washington spent the winter at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania while British troops held Philadelphia. Find out more about this difficult season during the American Revolution by visiting  the Today in History section, then click the links below to uncover related resources.

Washington Describes the Continental Army at Valley Forge, Winter 1777-1778 includes analysis questions

George Washington papers related to Valley Forge

Valley Forge books & documents

Valley Forge maps

Valley Forge images

Valley Forge speech Speaker of the House Champ Clark, 1918 (audio recording & transcript)

Following the Drum: Women at the Valley Forge Encampment (streaming webcast)

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