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PostSubject: Valley Forge   Wed Oct 27, 2010 7:17 pm

Washington's army went into winter quarters at Valley Forge north of Philadelphia in December 1777. Over the next six months, 2,500 men of the 10,000-strong force died from disease and exposure. The next spring, however, the army emerged from Valley Forge in good order, thanks in part to a full-scale training program supervised by Baron von Steuben, a veteran of the Prussian general staff. The British evacuated Philadelphia to New York in 1778, shadowed by Washington. Washington attacked them at Monmouth, fighting to an effective draw in one of the war's largest battles. Afterwards, the British continued to head towards New York, and Washington moved his army outside of New York. Historians debate whether or not Washington used Fabian tactics to harass the British[65]), with quick shark attacks followed by a retreat so the larger British army could not catch him. while his southern commanders in 1780-81 did use Fabian tactics, Washington, in personal command of the army near New York, only did so in 1776-77, after losing New York City

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