On February 23, 1778, Gen. George Washington welcomed Gen. Friedrich Wilhelm Steuben of Prussia at Valley Forge. Throughout the Revolutionary War, Steuben was instrumental in transforming the Continental Army into a professional fighting force. This month’s edition of Collections Corner features the Institute’s historical programs manager, Andrew Outten, discussing one of the most iconic publications of the war: Steuben’s Regulations for the Order and Discipline of the Troops of the United States, originally published in 1779, from our library collections.
Friedrich Wilhelm Steuben’s Regulations for the Order and Discipline of the Troops of the United States
Historical Programs Manager
February 23, 2023