June 14, 2018, Valley Forge-
The area on the west side of Valley Forge National Historical Park lies between the village of Valley Forge and the Schuylkill River, with General Washington’s Headquarters and its support buildings dominating the area, during the period of regrouping.
This residence was used by the Quartermaster for the Continental Army at Valley Forge, General Nathaniel Greene.
About a half-mile east, Washington’s main encampment was established, after he moved the Marquee away from the Artillery Park. His personal guardsmen were housed in these cabins, with a spring house immediately below.
The building below was a bakery for the Continental Army.
Here is the house that served as General Washington’s Headquarters. The downstairs was office space and a kitchen. All officers, including George Washington, slept on the second floor.
Here is a glimpse of Washington’s office.
Washington slept here.
I grabbed a late lunch and gassed up in Valley Forge Village, with Freedom Deli and Catering being right next to a Sunoco station. I took a brief look at Freedom’s Foundation’s grounds, which I remember from Frankie Laine’s pitch on the radio, in the late 1950’s. Funny, what sticks in your head. I didn’t get photos, as the place was closed and I would like to do it justice, on another visit. Valley Forge left me with a deeper appreciation for the truth of all those stories of hardship and endurance, we heard in my school days.
Back to Oley, I’m headed, and thankfully there is no rain in the forecast.
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