Near Westmoreland in Oneida County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Historic New York
(Three miles northwest of Remsen, Oneida County)
Home and grave of Baron Frederick William von Steuben
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 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); Clark Mills (approx. 3 miles away); James Dean Home (approx. 3.6 miles away); General Herkimer's Troops (approx. 4.2 miles away); Aftermath of a Tragedy (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Military Road (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Ambush: August 6, 1777 (approx. 4.2 miles away); Ambush Started Here (approx. 4.2 miles away).
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 11, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 458 times since then and 6 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.