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Near Westmoreland in Oneida County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Steuben Memorial

Historic New York

 
 
Steuben Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2011
1. Steuben Memorial Marker
Inscription.
Historic New York

Steuben Memorial
(Three miles northwest of Remsen, Oneida County)

Home and grave of Baron Frederick William von Steuben
(1730-1794)

Drillmaster of the American Revolution

Arriving at Valley Forge in February, 1778, this German-born officer found "an army of skeletons...naked, starved, sick, discouraged," -and undisciplined. By day he drilled them for the victorious campaigns of that summer. By candlelight he wrote a MANUAL OF ARMS which is still the basis for the discipline of our armed forces.
"His services were indispensable to the achievement of American independence."

 
Erected 1961 by The Education Department and the Department of Public Works of the State of New York.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Historic New York marker series.
 
Location. 43° 7.516′ N, 75° 24.884′ W. Marker is near Westmoreland, New York, in Oneida County. Marker is on New York State Thruway - East (Interstate 90) west of New York State Route 233, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. This historic marker is located at the Oneida Rest Stop Area, along
Steuben Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2011
2. Steuben Memorial Marker
View of the historic marker with the Oneida Rest Area in the background.
the eastbound lane of the New York State Thruway, just prior to the exit for State Route 233. Marker is in this post office area: Westmoreland NY 13490, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Utica Area (here, next to this marker); General Herkimer's Troops (approx. 4.2 miles away); Campaign of 1777 (approx. 4.2 miles away but has been reported missing); Aftermath of a Tragedy (approx. 4.2 miles away); The military road and the ravine (approx. 4.2 miles away but has been reported missing); The Military Road (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Ambush (approx. 4.2 miles away but has been reported missing); The Ambush: August 6, 1777 (approx. 4.2 miles away).
 
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Steuben Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2011
3. Steuben Memorial Marker
View of the historic marker in front of the Oneida Rest Area, with the New York State Thruway in the background.
Steuben Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 30, 2014
4. Steuben Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 331 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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