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 Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerha von Steuben - “A fraud not really a baron, and holding no high military rank, von Steuben was a skilled drill master who taught the American army what it needed to win the war. He once said The genius of this nation is not in the least to be compared with the Prussians, the Austrians, or French. You say to your soldier, Do this,' and he doeth it, but I am obliged to say, 'This is the reason that you ought to do that,' and then he does it.”