During the American Revolution, Valley Forge was were the Continental Army, lead by George Washington, camp during the winter of 1777-1778. It is located just out side of Philadelphia. The British occupied Philadelphia during this time. George Washington and his army had little food, clothing and medicine. The army was weak and many were sick after defeats at Brandywine and Germantown. Between 2,500 and 3,000 soldiers died that winter at Valley Forge. In February 1778, Baron von Steuben a Prussian officer came to train the American army for battle. Soon the American army was better organized, trained and healthier. They were ready to continue the war with the British. In June of 1778, General George Washington led the Continental Army from Valley Forge to pursue the British.