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Valley Forge National Historical Park commemorates more than the sacrifices and perseverance of the Revolutionary War generation -- it honors the ability of citizens and their leaders to pull together and overcome adversity during extraordinary times. Check our website at www.nps.gov/vafo for transcripts of the podcasts and don't forget to look for our two other podcasts titled "Nature and Science" and "The View From the Forge"
 
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Watch park rangers demonstrate the firing commands of a blackpowder flintlock musket. These are the training and combat commands as developed by General von Steuben at Valley Forge. The first firing uses the training commands and the second shot is based on the combat commands. This is a re-shoot and update of the earlier posted musket demonstratio…
 
Park Ranger Peter Maugle tells the story of Rifleman Timothy Murphy at a campfire program. Watch the campfire and listen as Ranger Maugle tells the story of Timothy Murphy's exploits during the Revolutionary War. Murphy, a rifleman, spent several years in the Continental Army and was invloved in some of the major battles of the war. Learn more abou…
 
Park Ranger Peter Maugle discusses the use of earthern forts known as redoubts. Hear how redoubts were constructed and used by the Continental Army at Valley Forge. Learn how the design and placement of the redoubts assist in the defense of the encampment. Download this program and bring it with you on your visit to Valley Forge and listen at Redou…
 
Natural Resource Manager Kris Heister explains how the natural resources and terrain of Valley Forge offer significant military advantages. General Washington and the Continental Army used these advantages to help protect and supply the encampment. Listen and watch at home or download this program and listen at tour stop #2 (Muhlenberg Brigade) in …
 
In the Revolution, the soldiers were only a small part of the entire experience. People supported the army through making things, and helping the soldiers both personally and professionally, as well as hindering them. Listen as Quinn Kess, an SCA intern at Valley Forge National Historical Park talks about these various groups at a campfire program.…
 
Watch as members of the Oneida Indian Nation demonstate the firing procedures of an artillery piece. The firing demonstration took place on May 6, 2007, the 229th anniversary of French Alliance Celebrations at Valley Forge. May 6, 1778 the Continental Army learned of the newly signed alliance France. Download the attached PDF document to learn more…
 
Valley Forge National Historical Park Collections Curator Scott Houting discusses the drilling the training of soldiers at Valley Forge. A copy of the original 1779 drill manual is currently on display in the Welcome Center at Valley Forge. This temporary exhibit highlights the efforts of General von Steuben and the Continental Officers in creating…
 
Did you ever wonder what it was like to travel with George Washington during the war? Listen to Hannah, an enslaved African American who cooked for General Washington, describe the life you would be expected to live as a member of the general's household at Valley Forge. Presented by Park Ranger Ajena Rogers. Bring this podcast with you and listen …
 
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