As we begin an important Six Days in December

We’re coming up on those important six days in December, 12/13/77 – 12/19/77, when General George Washington and the Continental Army encamped in Gulph Mills and Rebel Hill, right before they marched down the road to Valley Forge for the winter. I wrote about all of those six days in this Journal of the American Revolution (all things liberty.com) article, Valley Forge’s Threshold: The Encampment at Gulph Mills, which you can access with this link: https://allthingsliberty.com/2019/11/valley-forges-threshold-the-encampment-at-gulph-mills/.

I will post about those six days starting on December 13, but I thought I’d share this article with you to hopefully whet your appetite to check back here for more information on each of those six days.

Happy reading.

Sheilah Vance

My article published today, 11/5/19 — Valley Forge’s Threshold: The Encampment at Gulph Mills – Journal of the American Revolution

Remembering the nation’s First Thanksgiving, Dec. 18, 1777.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Read my article below about the nation’s true first Thanksgiving, 12/18/1778, which George Washington and his Continental Army celebrated on Rebel Hill and Gulph Mills. #reclaiminghistory

Valley Forge’s Threshold: The Encampment at Gulph Mills – Journal of the American Revolution
— Read on allthingsliberty.com/2019/11/valley-forges-threshold-the-encampment-at-gulph-mills/

My article published today, 11/5/19 — Valley Forge’s Threshold: The Encampment at Gulph Mills – Journal of the American Revolution

My article on the importance of the six days in December encampment at Gulph Mill and Rebel Hill as the threshold to Valley Forge was published today as the lead article in the Journal of the American Revolution, http://www.allthingsliberty. The article was a lot of work, but a work of love for Rebel Hill and Gulph Mills getting their important, historical due. You can read more about this period in my ebook, Six Days in December, and my novel, Becoming Valley Forge, both on Amazon, or ask for the novel at the Valley Forge Encampment Store or the Museum of the American Revolution. #becomingvalleyforge http://www.becomingvalleyforge.com http://www.sheilahvance.com

Valley Forge’s Threshold: The Encampment at Gulph Mills – Journal of the American Revolution
— Read on allthingsliberty.com/2019/11/valley-forges-threshold-the-encampment-at-gulph-mills/

New Becoming Valley Forge Podcast

I just started a new podcast where I read the fiction chapters from my novel, Becoming Valley Forge, and then supplement each chapter with some real deal, non-fiction information about that period in our history, The Philadelphia Campaign of the Revolutionary War. I haven’t promoted it because I’m still learning how to speak in the most pleasing voice and not stumble over my words, but when this popped up today from an Apple search, I said, hey, what the heck, get it out there, your audience will understand that you are just doing you. Practice makes perfect, so keep checking back. Eventually, I’ll go through the entire book. Hope you enjoy it, and feel free to give me your feedback at svance@theelevatorgroup.com. Enjoy and learn! (You can also find it on other podcast platforms).

podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/becoming-valley-forge/id1462184702

Resistance Is Patriotism on the Fourth of July – The Atlantic

Resistance Is Patriotism on the Fourth of July – The Atlantic
— Read on www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theatlantic.com/amp/article/593344/

Good article on the legacy of Independence Day, which I believe is resisting tyranny. The patriots resisted the foreign tyrant, King George. We must resist homegrown tyranny of all types, especially in our government. This Independence Day, I’m celebrating the real revolutionary values that led to the Declaration of Independence and to the Revolutionary War, where all types of people came together to fight for their freedom. I wrote about those people in my novel, Becoming Valley Forge.

Happy Independence Day!

Marching out of Valley Forge, June 19, 1778

On this day in 1778, Gen. George Washington and the Continental Army marched out of Valley Forge after a winter encampment that saw them lose some 2000 men to death and disease, yet a stronger army due to the training that occurred during the encampment. I spoke about Valley Forge, the Philadelphia Campaign of the Revolutionary War, and my novel, Becoming Valley Forge on Saturday, June 15 at a reunion of Schwenksville High School alumni. They gave me this great name tag, which I will treasure. You can read more about what happened at Valley Forge by clicking here, a blog I wrote in 2017 on my site, www.becomingvalleyforge.com, that goes into much more detail, as well as in my novel, Becoming Valley Forge, on Amazon. God bless those Patriots! Peace—Sheilah