North Elevation To the officers and private soldiers of the Continental Army December 19, 1777 June 19, 1778 Erected by the authority of the 61st Act of Congress June 25, 1910 South Elevation "Naked and starving as they are we cannot enough admireincomparable patience and fidelity of the soldiery" Washington at Valley Forge February 16, 1778 "They shall hunger no more neither thirst anymore" Revelations Inside East And here in this place of sacrifice in this vale of humiliation in this valley of the shadow of that death out of which the life of America rose regenerate and free let us believe with an abiding Faith that to them Union will seem as dear and liberty as sweet and progress as glorious as they were to our fathers and are to you and me and that the institutions which have made us happy preserved by the virtue of our children shall bless the remotest generation of the time to come. Henry Armitt Brown Inside West Commander in Chief George Washington Major Generals DeKalb Greene Lafayette Lee Mifflin Steuben Stirling Sullivan Brigadier Generals Armstrong DuPortail Glover Huntington Knox Learned McIntosh Maxwell Muhlenberg Patterson Poor Scott Smallwood Varnum Wayne Weedon Woodford Pulaski DESCRIPTION: Granite with bronze plaques and carved decorations. DONOR & DATE: Designed by Paul P. Cret; erected by the U.S.-Government June 25, 1910; transferred to the custody of the Common wealth of Pennsylvania by Hon. Champ Clark, Speaker of the House, June 19, 1917. HISTORICAL DATA: Being a simplified version of the Triumphal Arch of Titus in Rome (AD81) which marked the capture of Jerusalem by Titus in (AD70) Marks the entrance of the Continental Army into the Valley Forge encampment.
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