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Baron von Steuben Memorial

 

— Lafayette Square National Historic Landmark District —

 
Baron von Steuben Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, June 27, 2010
2. Baron von Steuben Memorial - north face inscriptions
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Topics and series. This historical marker and memorial is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the DC, American Revolution Statuary series list. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1598.
 
Location. 38° 54.001′ N, 77° 2.263′ W. Marker is in Downtown Washington in Washington, District of Columbia. 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); Demonstration (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Bernard Baruch Bench of Inspiration (about 300 feet away); Construction of the White House (about 300 feet away); Commemoration and Preservation (about 300 feet away); General Comte Jean de Rochambeau Memorial (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downtown Washington.
 
Also see . . .  Friedrich_Wilhelm_von_Steuben.
Baron von Steuben Memorial - view from northeast image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, June 27, 2010
3. Baron von Steuben Memorial - view from northeast
(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 Jaegers, sculptor.
 
Baron von Steuben Memorial- view from southwest image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
Photographed 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.
Photographed By Wikipedia
6. Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben by Charles Willson Peale
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 9, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 11, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,539 times since then and 32 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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Jun. 27, 2022