The men suffer greatly; at one point the army's "effective combat-strength" is down to only 6,000, with another 2,000 men in field hospitals.
About one mile further down the Joseph Plumb Martin Trail from the Muhlenberg Brigade Huts is the National Memorial Arch. Read the inscription on each side of the arch. Take a minute and reflect on the sacrifices of the men and women here at Valley Forge.
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Last updated: April 14, 2016