Major General Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben of the Continental Army was gay.Submitted by Paul Revere on Tue, 05/04/2010 - 22:24
A Senior Officer in George Washington's Continental Army was a homosexual. In fact, if it was not for this Officer, the colonies probably would have not had defeated the British in the Revolutionary War.
Meet Major General Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben of the Continental Army, Prussian aristocrat and military officer who served as inspector general and Major general of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War.
He is credited with teaching the Continental Army the essentials of military drill and discipline, helping to guide it to victory. He wrote the Revolutionary War Drill Manual, the book that became the standard United States drill manual until the War of 1812, and served as General George Washington's chief of staff in the final years of the war.