Washington: A Life - Study Guide Part 3, The General: Chapters 27-37 Summary & Analysis

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Washington and his army settled the winter of 1777 in Valley Forge where the army faced multiple hardships, including a lack of food and clothing. In February, Benjamin Franklin achieved a pair of treaties with France, boasting morale in Valley Forge when word reached them in May.

General William Howe was replaced by General Henry Clinton after word of the French treaty with the Americans, creating a shift in the British strategy. That summer, the British retreated out of Philadelphia, allowing the Continental Army to cross the Delaware once more. At the Battle of Monmouth, General Charles Lee only halfheartedly attacked Clinton and Cornwallis, causing Washington to march his own troops into Lee's retreating men. Washington rallied the men and an equally matched battle waged all day until Washington decided to pull back and renew the attack in...

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