Remsen in Oneida 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.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Historic New York marker series.
Location. 43° 17.749′ N, 75° 11.053′ W. Marker is in Remsen, New York, in Oneida County. Marker is on New York State Route 12 north of Plank Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located in a rest area in the northbound lanes. Marker is in this post office area: Remsen NY 13438, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Utica Area (about 400 feet away, Capt. Simeon Woodruff (approx. 1.9 miles away); Fuller Farm (approx. 2.1 miles away); Samuel Sizer (approx. 3.2 miles away); Baron Steuben (approx. 3.6 miles away); Steuben State Memorial Park (approx. 3.7 miles away); Jonathan A. Steuben (approx. 3.7 miles away); This Park (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Remsen.
Also see . . . Biography of Maj. Gen. Baron Frederick William August von Steuben. (Submitted on August 3, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 3, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 263 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 3, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.