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Major General Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben

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Year  1910
Owner  National Park Service
Area  less than one acre
Created  1910
Type  Bronze
Location  Washington, D.C.
Artist  Albert Jaegers
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Location  Lafayette Park, Northwest, Washington, D.C.
Similar  Peace Monument, Ulysses S Grant Memorial, Daniel Webster Memorial, Victims of Communism Memorial, Japanese American Memorial

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

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

References

Major General Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben Wikipedia


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