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Pott's farm served as Washington's Headquarters

week of the army's arrival at Valley Forge, General Washington recognized that he would need a place to organize and orchestrate the plans for the entire army that, in addition to the troops at Valley Forge, were spread throughout the colonies to the north and south of the encampment. Although the majority of the troops residing at Valley Forge through the winter of 1777 and spring of 1778 lived in huts, many of the General Officers shared or rented local farm houses. This practice was customarily done to accomodate the needs of a general's staff and aides.
General Washington rented this house, owned by Isaac Potts, from its occupant, Mrs. Deborah Hewes. Here the General and his staff received local officials and foreign dignitaries, in addition to coordinating the daily operations of the of the entire continental army.

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  • Pros:A beautiful park full of history.
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  • In a nutshell:A must for anyone who loves history
  • Last visit to Valley Forge: Jan 2005
  • Intro Updated Apr 2, 2005
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  • Cruefan's Profile Photo
    Apr 5, 2005 at 12:35 PM

    Nice Valley Forge page. I usually stop there on my way to Gettysburg.

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    Apr 2, 2005 at 9:05 AM

    I love Valley Forge, it was my husband's playground when he was growing up. We just took a quick drive through there on our last trip east a week ago. Cheers, Kat

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