Frankfort in Herkimer County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Historic New York
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 New York State Education Department.
Topics and series. This historical marker and memorial is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Historic New York State series list. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1778.
Location. 43° 4.574′ N, 75° 6.18′ W. Marker is in Frankfort, New York, in Herkimer County Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Frankfort NY 13340, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Utica Area (here, next to this marker); Henrich Staring (approx. 0.4 miles away); Heinrich Staring (approx. 0.4 miles away); Potash Factory (approx. 1.8 miles away); New Petersburgh Fort (approx. 1.9 miles away); General Herkimer Camped Near This Spot. (approx. 2.3 miles away); Mary Myers (approx. 2.8 miles away); Balloon Farm (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frankfort.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 4, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 493 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 4, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.