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Baron von Steuben Memorial

 

Lafayette Square National Historic Landmark District

 
Baron von Steuben Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, June 27, 2010
1. Baron von Steuben Memorial
Inscription.  
[north face :]
Erected by the Congress
of the United States to
Frederick William Aug-
ustus Henry Ferdinand
Baron von Steuben
in grateful recognition of his
services to the American people
in their struggle for liberty.
Born in Prussia
September 17, 1730.
Died in New York
November 28, 1794.
After serving as aide-
de-camp to Frederick
the Great of Prussia
he offered his sword
to the American col-
onies and was appoint-
ed Major General and
Inspector General in
the Continental Army.
He gave military train-
ing and discipline to
the citizen soldiers
who achieved the in-
dependence of the United States.
M*C*M*X

[east face:] ... [west face:]
"Military Instruction" ... "Commemoration"

[south face:]
Colonel William North,
Major Benjamin Walker:
Aides and Friends
of General von Steuben.

 
Erected 1910 by the Congress of the United States
Baron von Steuben Memorial - north face inscriptions image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, June 27, 2010
2. Baron von Steuben Memorial - north face inscriptions
.
 
Location. 38° 54.001′ N, 77° 2.263′ W. Marker is in Downtown, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of H Street Northwest and Jackson Place Northwest, on the right when traveling east on H Street Northwest. The memorial is in the northwest corner of Lafayette Square Park, off Jackson Place. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20005, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (within shouting distance of this marker); Decatur House (within shouting distance of this marker); Restoration of Jackson Place and Lafayette Square (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bernard Baruch Bench of Inspiration (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); General Comte Jean de Rochambeau Memorial (about 400 feet away); Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (about 400 feet away); St. John's Church (about 400 feet away); The Entrance Gardens (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downtown.
 
Also see . . .  Friedrich_Wilhelm_von_Steuben. (Submitted on July 11, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. Freidrich Wilhelm von Steuben; Drillmaster of the American Revolution; German-Americans; Albert
Baron von Steuben Memorial - view from northeast image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, June 27, 2010
3. Baron von Steuben Memorial - view from northeast
Jaegers, sculptor.

 
Topics. This marker is included in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
Baron von Steuben Memorial- view from southwest image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, June 27, 2010
4. Baron von Steuben Memorial- view from southwest
Baron von Steuben - statue by Albert Jaegers, sculptor image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, June 27, 2010
5. Baron von Steuben - statue by Albert Jaegers, sculptor
Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben by Charles Willson Peale image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia
6. Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben by Charles Willson Peale
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 9, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 11, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,438 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 11, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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