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.
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′ 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.
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.