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.
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.
Von Steuben was promoted to Major General and Inspector General. He was promoted because of his important contributions like training of the continental soldiers.
Congratulations, Fredrick! You are hereby promoted to Major General.
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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.