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Von Steuben, Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin (1730-1794) to Thomas Jefferson

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06424 Author/Creator: Von Steuben, Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin (1730-1794) Place Written: Chesterfield, Virginia Type: Letter signed Date: 17 April 1781 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 32.5 x 20.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Written by Major General von Steuben to Jefferson as Governor of Virginia. Says General Mitchell will present a list of men now under General Muhlenberg and report on who is about to leave. Mitchell will also communicate von Steuben's defensive plans for Virginia. Says his plan will require at least the number of men he has already requested. Reports that Colonel Armand's corps has returned and that General Muhlenberg is almost without calvary.

People: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
Von Steuben, Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin, 1730-1794

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyPresidentVice President

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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