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 State Thruway - East (Interstate 90) west of New York State Route 233, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. This historic marker is located at the Oneida Rest Stop Area, along
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); General Herkimer's Troops (approx. 4.2 miles away); Campaign of 1777 (approx. 4.2 miles away but has been reported missing); Aftermath of a Tragedy (approx. 4.2 miles away); The military road and the ravine (approx. 4.2 miles away but has been reported missing); The Military Road (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Ambush (approx. 4.2 miles away but has been reported missing); The Ambush: August 6, 1777 (approx. 4.2 miles away).
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 11, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 368 times since then and 44 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.