Baron von Steuben - He was a Prussian who came to fight for the Americans.  He was a major general in the Continental Army and is the person who taught the army drills and tactics that helped them win the war.  He was with George Washington at Valley Forge, where they worked with the troops to make them better.  He was also Washington's chief of staff in the latter part of the war.

Baron von Steuben - He was a Prussian who came to fight for the Americans. He was a major general in the Continental Army and is the person who taught the army drills and tactics that helped them win the war. He was with George Washington at Valley Forge, where they worked with the troops to make them better. He was also Washington's chief of staff in the latter part of the war.

Baron von Steuben (portrait by Ralph Earl), is credited with being one of the fathers of the Continental Army in teaching them the essentials of military drills, tactics, and disciplines (Valley Forge in the Winter 1778).

Baron von Steuben (portrait by Ralph Earl), is credited with being one of the fathers of the Continental Army in teaching them the essentials of military drills, tactics, and disciplines (Valley Forge in the Winter 1778).

A Monument to Baron Friedrich Wilhelm Von Steuben, George Washington's German Aide and Drillmaster

A Monument to Baron Friedrich Wilhelm Von Steuben, George Washington's German Aide and Drillmaster

Baron von Steuben (1730-1794) | George Washington's Mount Vernon  Baron Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben by Ralph Earl, c. 1786.

Baron von Steuben (1730-1794) | George Washington's Mount Vernon Baron Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben by Ralph Earl, c. 1786.

Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben - American Revolutionary War General. Born in Magdeburg, Germany, he arrived in America in 1778, to aid the nation in its fight for independence. A former Prussian Army officer, he offered his services to General George Washington and was appointed by Congress Inspector General of the Army, to train the unorganized soldiers.

Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben - American Revolutionary War General. Born in Magdeburg, Germany, he arrived in America in 1778, to aid the nation in its fight for independence. A former Prussian Army officer, he offered his services to General George Washington and was appointed by Congress Inspector General of the Army, to train the unorganized soldiers.

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