13. Washington at Valley Forge

  1. Edward G. Lengel
  1. Mary Stockwell

Published Online: 18 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118219935.ch13

Companion to George Washington, A

Companion to George Washington, A

How to Cite

Stockwell, M. (2012) Washington at Valley Forge, in Companion to George Washington, A (ed E. G. Lengel), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118219935.ch13

Author Information

  1. Lourdes University, Singapore

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444331035

Online ISBN: 9781118219935



  • Washington at Valley Forge;
  • “Valley Forge” sending, a chill into peoples' hearts;
  • General Washington, virtues and exploits;
  • Valley Forge encampment, gruesome events;
  • troops' disaffection for Washington;
  • “Conway Cabal,” and Washington's failures as commander;
  • Washington, condemning Gates, Conway, Mifflin, to topple him;
  • Washington's relationship with Lafayette;
  • biographies of Washington, Valley Forge, the starting point


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • List of Further Reading