Gulph Mills as site of Nation’s first Thanksgiving recognized in Biden’s Thanksgiving Address

Shout out to President Biden for recognizing Gulph Mills as the site of the nation’s first Thanksgiving on 12/18/1777. I’ve written often about that historic day, especially in my books, Six Days in December, and Becoming Valley Forge. Biden refers to George Washington’s Proclamation as well as the commemorative marker at the site of the Gulph Mills SEPTA station. I wonder if he’s a fan of my books? I hope so. Anyway, glad that Gulph Mills is getting its historical due!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Thanksgiving Address as Prepared for Delivery by President-elect Joe Biden in Wilmington, Delaware
— Read on www.caswellmessenger.com/content/tncms/live/

Six Days in December begins — Day 1, 12/13/1777–The Rebel Hill Encampment with George Washington and the Continental Army Begins

Becoming Valley Forge

Rebel Hill and Gulph Mills, early 1900s.

Today is Day 1 of the Six Days in December: General George Washington’s and the Continental Army’s Encampment on Rebel Hill, December 13 – 19, 1777.  That’s the day that 10,000 members of the Continental Army descended on and encamped at Rebel Hill, in Gulph Mills, Pennsylvania, some eight miles away from Valley Forge.  The army stayed there until December 19, 1777, when they marched to Valley Forge.  Those six days have largely been overlooked, so in 2011, I set out to change that.  I grew up on Rebel Hill, and I felt that it was time that Rebel Hill’s amazing history was told and retold.

So, in 2012, I published an e-book titled, Six Days in December: General George Washington’s and the Continental Army’s Encampment on Rebel Hill, December 13 – 19, 1777.     It’s available on Amazon by clicking  

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