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Imagine a place with freezing weather, no shoes, eating gross food, if any, and rooms with so much smoke even the doctors are half blind. This terrible place is Valley Forge. At Pennsylvania in the winter of 1777 Washington's army marched into Valley Forge to keep an eye on the British, not knowing that this would be one of the worst mistakes of our lives. Many people are asking this question, if I were a soldier at Valley Forge would I have re-enlisted? I would not have re-enlisted for these four reasons. Bad living conditions, barely any food, nothing is sanitized, and with all of the disease and death going around, I don't want to be next.

(My first reason )that I wouldn't have re-enlisted is the bad shelter. Dr. Waldo states that, “ Heartily wish myself at home, my Skin and eyes are almost spoil’d with continual smoke.” (Dr. Waldo 151) There are twelve people per fort. I share a room with one person and it's hard enough, but 12 people would be really hard. Just overall people are getting sick because of the living condition. A new leader Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben pushes us too hard and is a main reason why i'm leaving. The members of congress did not trust George Washington, so why should we? If I can't trust someone that is leading me into battle, with a new Prussian man who I don't know anything about him.
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The food is disgusting their diet consists of a mix of flour and water, and rarely a little bit of meat.December 21, 1777 Dr. Waldo says, “ A general cry thro’ the Camp this Evening among the Soldiers, “No Meat! No Meat!” “- the Distant vales Echo’d back the melancholy sound- “No Meat! No

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