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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Chesapeake Valley Forge DA COW When: December 17, 1777 to June 17, 1778where: Valley forge, Pennsylvania why:Primarily a lot of fighting was fighting during the winter months mainly because of the severity of the weather, also the army was not sure where they were heading in the winter months. They also needing to keep an eye on the British in the winter so that they wouldn't have to be forging in the countryside for food. Summary: Valley forge was a camp set up bythe constitutional army to train soldiers for war.The reasons why they where set up is because they where overpowered out of the cities and needed somewhere to set up camp and that justhappened to be about 100 miles from PennsylvaniaIn that camp they trained countryside sharp shooterswich made a huge turning point for the revolutionarywar and ended up a huge advantage for theconstitutional army When: December 17, 1777 to June 17, 1778where: Valley forge, Pennsylvania why:Primarily a lot of fighting was fighting during the winter months mainly because of the severity of the weather, also the army was not sure where they were heading in the winter months. They also needing to keep an eye on the British in the winter so that they wouldn't have to be forging in the countryside for food. Summary: Valley forge was a camp set up bythe constitutional army to train soldiers for war.The reasons why they where set up is because they where overpowered out of the cities and needed somewhere to set up camp and that justhappened to be about 100 miles from PennsylvaniaIn that camp they trained countryside sharp shooterswich made a huge turning point for the revolutionarywar and ended up a huge advantage for theconstitutional army When: September 5th 1781Where: Virginia near Chesapeake bayWhy: To open up the harbor and to block the British from getting food Summary: General Cornwallis was marching 7,500 troops to meet the British in New York when he realized the importance of Chesapeake Bay. George Washington sent French troops to stop Cornwallis from taking control of the bay. Soon 14 British ships headed to New York then continued to Chesapeake. Admiral Comte de Grasse had 27 ships that lined Chesapeake waiting for the British.The British arrived on September 5th but waited to attack until the next day so that the French could cut their ropes and get ready to fight. The shots ceased at 6:30 and the ships sailed east for 4 days with no shots fired. On september 9th Grasse reversed his sails and went back to Chesapeake without the British and found 7 more ships for reinforcement. Cornwall then could not escape and surrendered 14 days later. When: September 5th 1781Where: Virginia near Chesapeake bayWhy: To open up the harbor and to block the British from getting food Summary: General Cornwallis was marching 7,500 troops to meet the British in New York when he realized the importance of Chesapeake Bay. George Washington sent French troops to stop Cornwallis from taking control of the bay. Soon 14 British ships headed to New York then continued to Chesapeake. Admiral Comte de Grasse had 27 ships that lined Chesapeake waiting for the British.The British arrived on September 5th but waited to attack until the next day so that the French could cut their ropes and get ready to fight. The shots ceased at 6:30 and the ships sailed east for 4 days with no shots fired. On september 9th Grasse reversed his sails and went back to Chesapeake without the British and found 7 more ships for reinforcement. Cornwall then could not escape and surrendered 14 days later. Outcome Around the end of valley forge it was a key base for the colonists and a cause of victoryfor the war On both sides there were about 320 casualties the british ships werevery damaged and couldnt continue fighting. Even though there was no actual winner of the war, French took it as a victory for their strategies & how they ran the British out of Chesapeake. Who was impacted?France, Britain, and residents who lived near Chesapeake. Who was impacted?many people in Pennsylvaniaas well as Philadelphia and the constitutional army andthe british army. URL'shttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Chesapeakehttps://www.princeton.edu/~achaney/tmve/wiki100k/docs/Battle_of_the_Chesapeake.htmlhttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/chris-weigant/the-forgotten-battle-whic_b_634439.html http://www.ushistory.org/valleyforge/http://www.valleyforge.org/things-to-do/national-park/http://www.history.com/topics/american-revolution/american-revolution-history/videos/surviving-valley-forge
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