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Baron von Steuben
This paper discusses Baron von Steuben, who is remembered to this day as a hero and the main force behind the creation of the Continental Army.
# 54634 | 3,580 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Dec 31, 2004 in History (Leaders) , History (U.S. Birth of the Nation 1750-1800)

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This paper explains that Baron von Steuben, known as Friedrich Wilhelm Augustus von Steuben in America, and as Friedrich Wilhelm August Heinrich Ferdinand, was born in Magdeburg fortress in 1730. The author states that, in February 1778, Baron von Steuben reached York, Pennsylvania, volunteered his services free to the Americans, and teamed up with Alexander Hamilton and Nathaniel Greene to develop an army training program, which remained the basis for many similar training programs for many the years to come. The paper relates that von Steuben's method of training included simplified drills, which were repeated numerous times until the soldier became quite proficient, and officers who demonstrated a mutual respect and love in dealings with their men.

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