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Portrait length color image of Baron Von Steuben aka. Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, by George Stuart.
Text: Signature image of Baron Von Steuben aka. Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, by George Stuart.

Trained Washington's army, became lifelong friend.

Baron von Steuben was a Prussian officer who was recruited by Franklin to join the Continental army in 1777. He spent the winter at Valley Forge training Washington’s army and led them at the battle of Monmouth. The training in bayonet usage proved pivotal in the Stony Point battle. His work was indispensible to Washington’s effort, earning Von Steuben the position of Inspector General.

In retirement he helped found the Society of Cincinnati. Above, he wears the Baden Order of Fidelity awarded in Europe in 1769.

Full length color image of Baron Von Steuben aka. Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, by George Stuart.

Left close up color image of Baron Von Steuben aka. Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, by George Stuart.

Right closup color image of Baron Von Steuben aka. Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, by George Stuart.

Portrait by artist-historian George Stuart.
Courtesy Museum of Ventura County.

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