An official Path Through History Site! Baron von Steuben, whose valuable wartime services have been described as being second in importance only to those of George Washington, was known as the "Drillmaster of the American Revolution." After the war, Congress granted him a life annuity and New York State deeded him a large parcel of land in appreciation for his wartime contributions. He summered on his land in a two-room log house until his death in November 1794. The site includes his memorial tomb and 1937-reconstructed log cabin.