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. . . AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE. . . (Click on an image to see the actual notecard size)
Soldiers' Winter Quarters
Reproductions of huts built in December 1777
Valley Forge National Historical Park — Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
#NC-17420-PA - Notecards
Also available in Notecard Assortment #AST-1777

Immediately after their arrival at Valley Forge, the soldiers of the Continental Army began building huts for shelter on December 19, 1777. General George Washington had written orders the previous day specifying that the structures were to be 14 by 16 feet each and 6.5 feet high, with a door next to the road and a fireplace in the rear. Washington also promised a $12 reward to “the party in each regiment, which finishes their hut in the quickest and most workmanlike manner.” Each hut housed about a dozen soldiers.

The first reproduction hut was constructed in 1905 over an original hardpan dirt floor with funds from the Daughters of the American Revolution. Inspired by the re-creation of Williamsburg, VA, park commissioners embarked on a new phase of historic preservation from 1935 through the 1950s. The strategic groupings of log huts were a key component of this effort.

Text © 2004 Terry White, Drawing © 2004 Bill Harrah


The Betsy Ross House    Carpenter's Hall    Independence Hall    Liberty Bell
George Washington's Headquarters    Soldiers' Winter Quarters    General Anthony Wayne Monument    National Memorial Arch
Old State House    Paul Revere House    Bunker Hill Monument    Faneuil Hall   

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