Friedrich Wilhelm August Heinrich Ferdinand von Steuben, also referred to as the Baron von Steuben, was a Prussian-born military officer who served as inspector general and Major General of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary 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
Baron Von Stueben was a Prussian Military officer. He volunteered to train 100 soldiers of the Continental Army on necessary fighting tactics. He became Washington's chief of staff near the end of the war.
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.
Leadership Lessons from the American War of Independence. [Originally published in Silicon Valley North] Mel Gibson’s movie, The Patriot, featured one of the unsung heroes of the American revolutionary war, Baron Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben. The Baron, a Prussian military leader, was recruited by George Washington to be the drillmaster of the continental army. Facing a well-trained army of British conscripts and Hessian mercenaries, …