Valley Forge discussed on Ben Shapiro

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In the middle of this horrible winter at Valley Forge as this legend the crops up I legend one day there's a quicker tore his name's Isaac pots and he's walking through the woods and here's what he writes in that woods pointing to a close in view I heard a plaintive sound as of a man of prayer I type my horse was sampling and went quietly into the woods and to my astonishment I saw the great George Washington on his knees alone with his sword on one side is cocked hat on the other is a prayer to the god of the army's beseeching to impose with his divine aid as it was a crisis and the cause of the country and of humanity and of the world such a pair I never heard from the lips of man I left him alone praying I went home and told my wife I saw site and heard today when I never saw or heard before and just related to her when I'd seen and heard observed we never thought a man could be a soldier and a Christian but if there is one in the world it is Washington she was also astonished we thought was the cause of god in America could prevail he then put me out his right hand side I turned right about became awake meaning he started backing American cost Washington told his aides that he would share in the hearts of them partake of every inconvenience and he did by the time the army left Valley Forge they're actually better provision and trained and they'd ever been before when they did leave there's an incident that occurred to deepen the myth of Washington Washington's forces sought to harass the army of general Henry Clinton was heading from Philadelphia to New York Washington center had general Charles lead to leave the fighting any told Lee told Clinton in place until Washington's entire army could arrive instead we were treated Washington apparently cursed not so viciously the general Charles Scott said quote the leaves shook on the free Washington into personal command of the troops according to Lafayette he said that Washington's personal presence stop their tree Alexander Hamilton we will recall from the musical as well as history Washington's top aide said other officers have great near in performing their parts well but he directed the whole with the skill of a master workman the British end up playing for your Washington had a much needed victory and there's another hard winter general Benedict Arnold the trade young Republican fled to the side of the British Washington had to execute a British spy major John Andre was executed after the British refused to trade Benedict Arnold fort John Andre if you ever watch the AMC series turn it's a really good job of portraying what happened there I now Washington RD despaired of taking back New York instead he decided to unite with French forces and capture the British Army at Yorktown which was the Southern Command general Cornwallis the commander your town I've been running roughshod through the south of corn Wallace decided big mistake the whole the whole up on the peninsula of York in James river's I wait for reinforcements and if they're the Washington strikes the siege of Yorktown ends with the surrender of some seven thousand British troops on October nineteenth seventeen eighty one and people think that ended the war it didn't work continued for another two years but the momentum was now in Washington favor and he would need it because by seventeen eighty three Washington's officers we're tired of being in the Continental Army they're sick of the Congress which refused to pay them on time and he refused them back pay is off there's actually began to circulate a letter at Newburgh New York they plan to send to Congress announcing a revolt against the Continental Congress right as the Americans were about to win the war and this is one Washington stepped in again the first issues in order for betting on section meetings and then he calls his own for March fifteenth seventeen eighty three and there he ripped into the officer said gentleman I do not own a summons an attempt has been made to continue together how inconsistent with the rules of propriety hell on military then begs officers the place of full confidence in the purity of the intentions of Congress and then came one of the most famous Washington moments he reaches into the breast pocket to read is written to read a letter he's received from Congress and he takes out his spectacles and fumbles with them and then one most famous lines in American history he's a gentleman you must pardon me I've grown old in the service of my country and now find that I'm going blind Yasser start crying everybody recognizes the Washington is give his entire life for this and the mutiny dissolves where it's hard to tell the rest of the story of George Washington you're listening to venture WABC traffic.

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