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Article:Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben
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On September 26, 1777, the Baron, his [[Italian greyhound]], Azor (which he took with him everywhere), his young aide de camp [[Louis de Pontière]], his military secretary [[Peter Stephen Duponceau|Pierre Etienne Duponceau]], and two other companions, reached [[Portsmouth, New Hampshire]] and by December 1, was extravagantly entertained in Boston. Congress was in [[York, Pennsylvania]], after being ousted from [[Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|Philadelphia]] by the British advance. By February 5, 1778, Steuben had offered to volunteer without pay (for the time), and by the 23rd, Steuben reported for duty to Washington at [[Valley Forge]]. Steuben spoke little [[English language|English]] and he often yelled to his translator, "Over here! Swear at him for me!" Colonel [[Alexander Hamilton]] and General [[Nathanael Greene]] were of great help in assisting Steuben in drafting a training program for the Army, which found approval with Washington.
 
On September 26, 1777, the Baron, his [[Italian greyhound]], Azor (which he took with him everywhere), his young aide de camp [[Louis de Pontière]], his military secretary [[Peter Stephen Duponceau|Pierre Etienne Duponceau]], and two other companions, reached [[Portsmouth, New Hampshire]] and by December 1, was extravagantly entertained in Boston. Congress was in [[York, Pennsylvania]], after being ousted from [[Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|Philadelphia]] by the British advance. By February 5, 1778, Steuben had offered to volunteer without pay (for the time), and by the 23rd, Steuben reported for duty to Washington at [[Valley Forge]]. Steuben spoke little [[English language|English]] and he often yelled to his translator, "Over here! Swear at him for me!" Colonel [[Alexander Hamilton]] and General [[Nathanael Greene]] were of great help in assisting Steuben in drafting a training program for the Army, which found approval with Washington.
   
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Steuben's training technique was to create a "model [[Company (military unit)|company]]", a group of 120 chosen men who in turn successively trained other personnel at Regimental and Brigade levels. Steuben's eccentric personality greatly enhanced his mystique. He trained the soldiers, who at this point were greatly lacking in proper clothing themselves, in full military dress uniform, swearing and yelling at them up and down in German and French. When that was no longer successful, he recruited Captain Benjamin Walker, his French-speaking aide, to curse at them for him in English. Steuben introduced a system of progressive training, beginning with the school of the soldier, with and without arms, and going through the school of the regiment. This corrected the previous policy of simply assigning personnel to regiments. Each company commander was made responsible for the training of new men, but actual instruction was done by selected sergeants, the best obtainable.
 
Steuben's training technique was to create a "model [[Company (military unit)|company]]", a group of 120 chosen men who in turn successively trained other personnel at Regimental and Brigade levels. Steuben's eccentric personality greatly enhanced his mystique. He trained the soldiers, who at this point were greatly lacking in proper clothing themselves, in full military dress uniform, swearing and yelling at them up and down in German and French. When that was no longer successful, he recruited Captain Benjamin Walker, his French-speaking aide, to curse at them for him in English. Steuben introduced a system of progressive training, beginning with the school of the soldier, with and without arms, and going through the school of the regiment. This corrected the previous policy of simply assigning personnel to regiments. Each company commander was made responsible for the training of new men, but actual instruction was done by selected sergeants, the best obtainable.
   
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