Major General Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben

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Major General Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben
1910SteubenMonumentAlbertJaegers.jpg
Artist Albert Jaegers
Year 1910
Type Bronze
Location Lafayette Park, Northwest, Washington, D.C.
Owner

National Park Service

Major General Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben
Major General Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben is located in Washington, D.C.
Major General Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben
Location Washington, D.C.
Coordinates 38°54′0″N 77°2′15.72″W / 38.90000°N 77.0377000°W / 38.90000; -77.0377000Coordinates: 38°54′0″N 77°2′15.72″W / 38.90000°N 77.0377000°W / 38.90000; -77.0377000
Area less than one acre
Part of American Revolution Statuary.
NRHP Reference # 78000256[1]
Added to NRHP July 14, 1978[2]

Major General Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben is a bronze statue, by Albert Jaegers.[3] It was dedicated on December 7, 1910.[4]

The inscription reads:
(Base, southeast side:)
Albert Jaegers, sculptor
(Base, front in raised letters:)
ERECTED.BY.THE.CONGRESS
OF.THE.VNITED.STATES.
TO
FREDERICK.WILLIAM.AVGVSTVS.HENRY.FERDINAND
BARON.VON.STEVBEN
IN.GRATEFVL .RECOGNITION .OF.HIS
SERVICES
TO
THE
AMERICAN.PEOPLE
IN.THEIR.STRVGGLE.FOR.LIBERTY
BORN.IN PRVSSIA
SEPTEMBER 17, 1730
DIED.IN.NEW.YORK.
NOVEMBER 28, 1794
AFTER.SERVING.AS AIDE.
DE.CAMP.TO.FREDERICK
THE.GREAT.OF PRVSSIA
HE.OFFERED.HIS.SWORD
TO.THE.AMERICAN.COLONIES.AND WAS APPOINT
ED.MAJOR.GENERAL AND
INSPECTOR GENERAL IN
THE CONTINENTAL ARMY
HE GAVE MILITARY.TRAIN-
ING.AND.DISCIPLINE.TO
THE.CITIZEN.SOLDIERS
WHO.ACHIEVED.THE.IN-
DEPENDENCE.OF.THE
VNITED.STATES. .
M.C.M.X (Base, rear in raised letters:)
COLONEL.WILLIAM.NORTH
.MAJOR.BENJAMIN.WALKER
.AIDES.AND.FRIENDS
OF.GENERA.VON.STEVBEN
(Base, beneath two male figures:)
MILITARY INSTRUCTION
(Base, beneath female figure and youth:)
COMMEMORATION

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References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "American Revolution Statuary". National Park Service. July 14, 1978. Archived from the original on February 20, 2013. Retrieved August 10, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Major General Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, (sculpture)". SIRIS
  4. ^ "Honor Steuben Today." Washington Post. December 7, 1910.

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