Major General Baron Steuben
Engraving published by R Wilkinson, London, 15 May 1783.
Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben served in the Prussian Army during the Seven Years War (1756-1763) and fought on the American side in the American War of Independence (1775-1783) as Inspector General of the Continental Army. Steuben taught the new Army the essentials of military drill and discipline, including training in the use of the bayonet.
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National Army Museum, Out of Copyright
National Army Museum, Study collection