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Von Steuben, General Friedrich, Headquarters

Valley Forge State Park, Pennsylvania
County of Chester.
Pennsylvania Route 23
National Register Number: 72001108
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Defense - military facility. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2006.
Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: Part of Valley Forge National Historic Park.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - November 28, 1972):
From February to June 1778, this building served as quarters for Baron Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin von Steuben, Prussian staff officer and aide-de-camp to Frederick the Great. General von Steuben served as inspector general and drillmaster of the Continental Army in 1778; while here, he helped to mold it into a viable military force. Since 1976, this building has been included in Valley Forge National Historical Park.


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