Baron von Steuben

Baron von Steuben

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  • I am sorry, but you are fired!
  • 1763
  • Baron von Steuben was in the  Prussian militia. He had the rank of second lieutenant, but he was fired by the king to save money.
  • 1778
  • He and the troopers also had to survive a deadly winter in their base camp in Valley Forge.
  • Baron von Steuben came and helped general Washington train the troops in Valley Forge. He taught them war tactics and how to load, shoot, and arm a musket.
  • 1778
  • Von Steuben was promoted to Major General and Inspector General. He was promoted because of his important contributions like training of the continental soldiers.
  • 1778
  • Congratulations, Fredrick! You are hereby promoted to Major General.
  • < What is he saying?>
  • < He says: Congratulations Fredrick! You are hereby promoted.  >
  • 1780
  • Von Steuben then led 450 Virginia Continentals. He trained them with his men. He trained them as much as he could about fighting and shooting the musket with great skill.
  • In October 6, 1781, Admiral Comte de Baras commanded a fierce bombardment on British positions and von Steuben led a third of the troops to the positions, but the fort was empty were empty; Cornwallis had high-tailed back to far-away forts, where the British stayed until they were captured on October, 13.
  • 1781
  • ???
  • HELLO?
  • Where are the British?
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