|©Cheryl Kirk Noll, Cover Illustration for October 2013 Cobblestone Magazine|
Cobblestone Magazine: Valley Forge, The Real Story. Cobblestone is an American History magazine for young people.
|©Cheryl Kirk Noll, "Black Regiment of the American Revolution."|
The focus for this illustration was on 17-year old Joseph Plumb Martin. He marched into Valley Forge with the Continental Army in 1777, and it is believed that he kept a journal of his experiences. At the age of 70, he wrote his memoirs, considered the best first-person account of the life of a private soldier in the Revolutionary War.