- Paperback: 358 pages
- Publisher: Corner House Pub (June 15, 1997)
- ISBN-10: 0879281162
- ISBN-13: 978-0879281168
- Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.5 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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The Hessians in the Revolutionary War Paperback – June 15, 1997
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Before this book was published, there was not much written about the Hessian Mercenaries and their service in the American Revolution. Mr. Lowell reseached German and British archives in assembling this book. Each major campaing and battle the Hessians and other German auxiliaries is reviewed from the Battle of Long Island in 1776, to the Southern Campaign of 1781. Mr. Lowell includes in this book eye-witness accounts from the German soldiers, diaries, oletters, and other vital documents.
German officers wrote exclusively in their personal diaries the observations of the American soldiers, the weaponry they used, their often failed battle tactics (though they did beat the Germans at the Battle of Trenton in December 1776), the colonial lifestyles, and other aspects of Colonial America and the young United States.
Especially interesting viewpoints is the capture of General John "Johnny" Burgoyne and his British troops at the Battle of Saratoga and the experiences the German and British soldiers faces as POW's.
There are 24 chapters in this book that begins with Chapter 1. The German Princes and ends with Chapter 24. The Southern Campaign of 1781.Read more ›