Training for Victory

Training for Victory (HM3A5)

Location: King of Prussia, PA 19406 Montgomery County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 6.184', W 75° 26.797'

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Like a drill sergeant, Inspector General Friedrich von Steuben trains eyeball to eyeball with a company of Continentals. This model company must serve as an example to the rest of Washington's army.

The Grand Parade, here at the center if the encampment, is the only terrain expansive enough for drilling massed brigades. In simulated battle, Steuben sends troops back and forth across rough ground, preparing for the impending campaign against the British.

Steuben stressed bayonet drill. Before this time, the Americans had never been trained in close fighting. Yet bayonet charges decided the outcome of most battles in the 18th century.
HM NumberHM3A5
Placed ByValley Forge National Historical Park, National Park Service, Department of the Interior
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Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 10:45am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 461934 N 4439292
Decimal Degrees40.10306667, -75.44661667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 6.184', W 75° 26.797'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 6' 11.04" N, 75° 26' 47.82" W
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Area Code(s)484, 610, 215, 267
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7 PA-23, King of Prussia PA 19406, US
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