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Baron Friedrich von Steuben was born is Prussia, but came to America to pursue a career in the Continental Army. Friedrich had mastered war tactics and battle techniques while he fought in the Prussian army. Eventually, the Prussian army was reduced in size and Friedrich looked for another army to join. Learn how Friedrich turned a meeting with Benjamin Franklin in Paris into an assignment with George Washington as the general prepared for battle at Valley Forge. Friedrich helped organize the camp and prepare Washington's soldiers for war. Friedrich brought the orgainzational skills and battle tactics that had made the Prussian army so powerful to America. Read about the man whose talent was so great that General Washington appointed him the inspector general of the American army.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780791063934
Publisher: Chelsea House Publishers
Publication date: 12/28/2001
Series: Revolutionary War Leaders Series
Pages: 80
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.26(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

1A Prussian Soldier's Life7
2Valley Forge21
3The New American Army33
5A Soldier's Farewell61
Revolutionary War Time Line76
Further Reading78

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