March 24, 1778

The thorough reorganization and standardization of the combat army, by the Prussian officer, Baron Frederick von Steuben, proves to be a major turning point in the Patriot's favor, in their War for Independence.

About one-half mile down the Joseph Plumb Martin trail from Artillery Park, the Baron von Steuben Statue overlooks the Grand Parade. General von Steuben spoke no English, and had to have a translator for all of his commands.

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A painting of Revolutionary War General Nathaniel Greene

March 3, 1778

Nathanael Greene is appointed Quarter-master General.

A Continental Army general statue.

Baron von Steuben Statue

The man, the myth, the legend.

Continental Army musicians stand in line in front of a regiment outdoors in a field.

May 6, 1778

News of the French Alliance reaches Valley Forge.

Last updated: April 14, 2016

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