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Friedrich von Steuben
Steuben
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States (born in Prussia)
Date of Birth: 1730
Date of Death: 1794
Cause of Death: Natural Causes
Occupation: Soldier
Military Branch: Prussian Army (1744–1762)
Continental Army (1778–1783)
Turtledove Appearances:
Atlantis
POD: c 85,000,000 BCE;
Relevant POD: 1452
Appearance(s): The United States of Atlantis
Type of Appearance: Direct
Nationality: United States of Atlantis (born in Prussia)
Affiliations: Army of the Atlantean Assembly
Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin von Steuben (17 September 1730 – 28 November 1794) was a Prussian-German army officer who served as inspector general of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He is credited with teaching the Continental Army the essentials of military drill and discipline, helping to guide it to victory. He wrote the book that became the standard United States drill manual until the War of 1812, and essentially served as General George Washington's chief of staff in the final years of the war.

Friedrich von Steuben in Atlantis Edit

The Baron von Steuben was a Prussian captain who joined the Army of the Atlantean Assembly during the first winter of the Atlantean War of Independence. He pretended to be nobility, even though most observers figured out that he wasn't.[1] Nevertheless the "baron" caught on with the Atlanteans and soon they were drilled into a semi-professional regular military force on European lines.[2] The baron was well-known for cursing the trainees in his limited guttural English, then switching to German when he ran out of English swear words.

ReferencesEdit

  1. The United States of Atlantis, pg. 111, HC.
  2. Ibid., pg. 123.

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