Dec. 18, 1776. George Washington worries

Dec. 18, 1776. George Washington worries about his army’s continuance in a letter to his brother. “Between you and me, I think our affairs are in a very bad situation . . . if every nerve is not strained to recruit the new army with all possible expedition, I think the game is pretty near up.” Between September and December, 11,000 military volunteers had given up the fight and returned home. Washington needed something to motivate his remaining men to stay. “However, under a full persuasion of the justice of our cause, I cannot entertain an Idea, that it will finally sink, tho’ it may remain for some time under a cloud.” http://ow.ly/i/eFfFe

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About Jane Hampton Cook

Author Jane Hampton Cook is known for making history memorable and relevant to today’s news, current events, and modern-day life. A frequent guest on the Fox News Channel and other outlets, Jane is the author of eight books, including American Phoenix, America's Star-Spangled Story, and Stories of Faith and Courage from the Revolutionary War. Jane is also a former White House webmaster. She lives with her husband and three young sons in Fairfax, Virginia. http://www.janecook.com http://www.amazon.com/American-Phoenix-Quincy-Louisa-Independence/dp/1595555412/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_y
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