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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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Historic New York State series list.
 
Location. 43° 7.516′ N, 75° 24.884′ 
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.
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. This historic marker is located at the Oneida Rest Stop Area, along the eastbound lane of the New York State Thruway, just prior to the exit for State Route 233. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Westmoreland NY 13490, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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); Welcome to Westmoreland (approx. 0.8 miles away); Foundry (approx. 0.9 miles away); Birthplace of Samuels Eells (approx. one mile away); Clark Mills (approx. 3 miles away); James Dean Home (approx. 3.6 miles away); Washington Tract (approx. 4.1 miles away); General Herkimer's Troops (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Westmoreland.
 
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 was last revised on November 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 11, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 491 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 11, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   4. submitted on August 3, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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