Category Archives: Hessian (German)

The third Artillery Engagement at the Battle of Trenton: December 26, 1776

Emerging Revolutionary War welcomes back guest historians Karl G. Elsea and William W. Welsch for the final installment of their three part series The v. Lossberg Artillery detachment: Bombardier Conrad Volprecht was about 44 years old with over 27 years … Continue reading

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The first of three Artillery Engagements at the Battle of Trenton: December 26, 1776

Emerging Revolutionary War welcomes back guest historians Karl G. Elsea and William M. Welsch. Part I The Rall Artillery Detachment: It is well known that the Battle of Trenton saved the American Revolution from defeat. What is not well known … Continue reading

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The German Principalities that Contributed Soldiers

When I was in elementary school, my father who worked for the Department of Defense was tasked with a job in Wiesbaden, Germany. Located in the central part of the country, the town was located in the German province of … Continue reading

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“Rev War Roundtable with ERW” Brandywine Campaign

The largest, in terms of military forces deployed, engagement in the American Revolutionary War occurred on September 11, 1777 in southeastern Pennsylvania. The Battle of Brandywine was a pivotal moment in the British campaign that captured the patriot capital in … Continue reading

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“You shall be carried to the gaol of Fredericktown” (Part 2)

The first post in this series looked at the various prisons established in Frederick, Maryland to hold British, German, and Loyalist prisoners. We’ll wrap this up by examining a notorious trial that took place in 1781. Perhaps the most well-known … Continue reading

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Hessian Camp, Reading, Pennsylvania: A Childhood Mystery Solved

I grew up in a suburb of Reading, Pennsylvania. Reading is the county seat of Berks County, and is located about sixty miles northwest of Philadelphia. Reading is an old town; Richard and Thomas Penn, the sons of William Penn, … Continue reading

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Campaign 1776 Presents….The Revolutionary War Animated Map

Debuting yesterday, the Campaign 1776, an initiative by the Civil War Trust, released an animated map that covers the “entirety of the American Revolution,” according to Civil War Trust Communications Manager Meg Martin. At eighteen minutes in length, the video … Continue reading

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The Greatest Leaders of the American Revolution You Have Never Heard Of

When a historian, author, or student of the American Revolutionary War mentions the following three words, “Green Mountain Boys” there is usually one name that comes to the forefront. Seth Warner is usually not that name. Yet, he is one … Continue reading

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How Did They Communicate?

Emerging Revolutionary War welcomes guest historian Robert “Bert” Dunkerly to the blog as the author of this post.  It is well known that German troops (commonly called Hessians) fought alongside the British during the war.  One of the more intriguing … Continue reading

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