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Notes from a British Museum

By: Bruce Burgoyne

Price: $27.50

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: B2487


About one-third of the soldiers employed by the British against the revolutionary American colonists in the late 1770s and early 1780s were Germans. The greatest number of these Germans were the auxiliaries from six minor states and they were collectively referred to as Hessians, even though not all were from Hesse. Many Germans also served in the ranks of the English army, or even in Loyalist units. The slant is more towards military activities in Canada than in the Ame... View more info

Journal of a Hessian Grenadier Battalion

By: Bruce E. Burgoyne

Price: $27.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: B3157


Six German states furnished troops to Britain to serve in America during the Revolutionary War. Those states were Hesse-Cassel, Hesse-Hanau, Brunswick, Waldeck, Ansbach-Bayreuth, and Anhalt-Zerbst. By far the largest contingent was provided by Hesse-Cassel, and all the troops were commonly called Hessians. This translation was made from a copy of the Platte Grenadier Battalion Journal in the Lidgerwood Collection at the Morristown National Historical Park in Morristown, ... View more info

CD: A Hessian Diary of the American Revolution

By: Bruce E. Burgoyne

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: CD3916


"Johann Conrad Döhla was a private in the Fourth Company of the Bayreuth Regiment from Ansbach-Bayreuth. He had already served his prince for eight years before he was sent to America in 1777 in one of several German mercenary contingents hired by England to suppress the revolt in the American colonies, where he served five and one half years until 1783." This electronic reprint will provide students of history access to a first-person account of the American Re... View more info

CD: A Hessian Officer’s Diary of The American Revolution

By: Bruce E. Burgoyne

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: CD3918


Prechtel was a first sergeant and a lieutenant in the Ansbach Regiment of the Ansbach-Bayreuth contingent. His diary, with entries dating from 1777 to 1783, offers descriptions of his experiences and insight into the war, the military and its procedures, and the places he toured in America. Mr. Burgoyne is a recipient of the Benjamin Franklin Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Revolution Roundtable of Philadelphia. View more info

CD: Diaries of Two Ansbach Jaegers

By: Bruce E. Burgoyne

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: CD3917


One of the types of German auxiliaries, known as Hessians, employed by England during the Revolutionary War was the jaeger, or as the term translates into English, hunter. "Dressed in their hunter-green uniforms [these soldiers], who were trained in forestry crafts and were excellent marksmen, proved themselves to be very proficient in combatting the 'American Indian' style of fighting employed by the colonists. Often employed as escorts for senior British and Hessia... View more info