ally - nation that works with another nation for a common purpose
cavalry - troops on horseback
Valley Forge - Pennsylvania site of Washington’s Continental Army encampment
during the winter of 1777-1778 Setting the Scene:
Early one morning in June 1776, Daniel McCurtin glanced out his window at New York harbor. He was amazed to see ‘something resembling a wood of pine trees trimmed’. He watched the forest move across the water. Then, he understood. The trees were the masts of ships! “I could not believe my eyes…the whole bay was full of shipping as ever
it could be. I declared that I thought all London was afloat.”
George F. Scheer and Hugh F. Rankin, Rebel and Redcoats McCurtin had witnessed the arrival of a large British fleet in New York. Aboard the ships were General Howe and thousands of redcoats. Thus began a new stage in the war. Previously, most of the fighting of the American Revolution had taken place in New England. In mid- 1776, the heavy fighting shifted to the Middle States. There, the Continental Army suffered through the worst days of the war. The British Take New York
Ï Washington led his forces from Boston to New York City
1. What battles were fought in New York and New Jersey ?
New York – ___________________________________________________________________ New Jersey – __________________________________________________________________ 2. How did the Battle of Saratoga mark a turning point in the war ?
1. ____________________________________________________________________________ 2. ____________________________________________________________________________ 3. ____________________________________________________________________________ 3. What hardships did the Continental Army suffer at Valley Forge ?