Valley Forge is not the site of a great battle, but it has long been recognized as the site of a great victory -- a victory of the human spirit. It was a triumph of endurance a dedication over starvation, nakedness, cold, disease, a uncertainty. In addition, it marks the transition of a determined but disparate, untrained, a independent-minded band of men into an effective, disciplined fighting force. For generations of Americans, Valley Forge has provided a symbol of patriotic devotion, epitomizing the ideals which brought our nation into being a which have determined its character throughout the succeeding years. This document seeks to convey some idea of what the experience was like for the men who endured a, in the end, surmounted it. Illustrations.He stressed simplicity, reducing the manual of arms to ten motions and reloading from nineteen to fifteen motions. He imposed a standard pace of twenty-four inches and a cadence of seventy-five steps per minutearelatively slow, but suited toanbsp;...
|Title||:||Epic on the Schuylkill|
|Author||:||John B. Trussell, Jr.|
|Publisher||:||DIANE Publishing Inc. - 2007-08-01|