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Day 5, Dec. 17, 1777 — Gen. Washington issues inspirational orders announcing the move to Valley Forge and prepares for nation’s first Thanksgiving celebration on Rebel Hill and Gulph Mills
Generals George Washington, Marquis de Lafayette, and Nathaniel Green (Gilder Lehrman collection)December 17, 1777 was a momentous day on Rebel Hill and Gulph Mills. After weeks of debate, General …