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Dr. Waldo wrote, "Sickness prevails greatly in camp" from New York City during the summer of 1776. Not only was it an extremely hot summer, but the British fleets were arriving daily. Desertion among the Americans was high.
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Revolutionary War Rolls
›1st Regiment (1777-80)
Source: The National Archives
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Traditionally, the third fold in a flag-folding ceremony honors and remembers veterans for their sacrifice in defending their country and promoting peace in the world.