Albigence Waldo – December 14, 1777

Experience the American dream with today’s Patriots of the Past interview. I’m your host, John Gillespie.

It’s December 14, 1777. I’m with Continental Army Surgeon Waldo at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.

JG: “Dr. Waldo, are you able to help our wounded boys?”

AW: “Mr. Gillespie, I am sick and discouraged. We are fatigued with no shelter and no food, our clothes are thin, there is no medicine, and blood soaks the snow. Hopefully, God will hear our prayers and those of General Washington.”

They did survive and, as spring arrived, American troops turned the tide of the war and secured freedom.

Read the full text of Albigence Waldo’s journal entry from December 14, 1777, written at Valley Forge.

John and Jan Gillespie are the founders of the Rawhide Boys’ Ranch; they have fostered 351 teenagers and wrote the book Our 351 Sons; they have also assisted numerous churches in developing youth programs and expanding their total church ministries. After running for U.S. Senate, John founded 1776 American Dream, which exists to demonstrate the vision of our founding fathers and help our generation of youth passionately embrace those values.

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