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[Hessian] Bruce E. Burgoyne, EIGHTEENTH CENTURY AMERICA: A Hessian Report on the People, the Land, the War : The American Revolutionary War as Recorded by the Hessian Participants . NEW copy. Trade paperback. Heritage Books, 2004. Index 191 pages.

~~~ "Foreword by John Gardner. Presents parts of the diaries, letters and regimental records from 34 individual sources from five of the six German states which rented their armies to Great Britain. The reader experiences the war in chronological order, from the Hessian departure from Germany, through the harrowing Atlantic crossing, through as many as eight years of military campaigns, and back to Germany. Told with the immediacy of first-hand experience. Mr. Burgoyne is a recipient of the Benjamin Franklin Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Revolution Roundtable of Philadelphia."

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[Hessian] Bruce E. Burgoyne, ENEMY VIEWS: The American Revolutionary War as Recorded by the Hessian Participants . NEW copy. Trade paperback. Heritage Books, 1996. Map, index, 616 pages.

~~~ "Foreword by John Gardner. Presents parts of the diaries, letters and regimental records from 34 individual sources from five of the six German states which rented their armies to Great Britain. The reader experiences the war in chronological order, from the Hessian departure from Germany, through the harrowing Atlantic crossing, through as many as eight years of military campaigns, and back to Germany. Told with the immediacy of first-hand experience. Mr. Burgoyne is a recipient of the Benjamin Franklin Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Revolution Roundtable of Philadelphia."

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[Hessian] Bruce E. Burgoyne, HESSE-HANAU ORDER BOOKS, A DIARY, AND ROSTERS: A Collection of Items Concerning the Hesse-Hanau Contingent of "Hessians" Fighting Against the American Colonists in the Revolutionary War . NEW copy. Trade paperback. Heritage Books, 2003. Index, 305 pages.

~~~ "Mr. Burgoyne continues to add to our knowledge of the Germans' participation in the Revolutionary War. Although these auxiliary soldiers came from many different areas of Germany, they were generally lumped together under the term "Hessians." They fought as auxiliary soldiers on the side of the British and against the American colonists who were attempting to gain independence from the Mother Country. Four items are contained in this new collection. An anonymous diary that is believed to have been written by Paul Wilhelm Schefer, Auditor of the Hesse-Hanau Hereditary Prince Regiment. The Order Book of General von Gall, Colonel and Commandant of the Hesse-Hanau troops serving in Canada. The Order Book of the Hesse-Hanau (Hereditary Prince) Regiment. Rosters of the Hesse-Hanau Infantry Regiment and the Jaeger Corps prepared by Colonel Charles Rainsford, English Commissary Officer in Holland. Together these items provide additional views on the vagaries and difficulties of military life in a distant land in the eighteenth century, and identify hundreds of names of soldiers and officers. Mr. Burgoyne is a recipient of the Benjamin Franklin Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Revolution Roundtable of Philadelphia."

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[Hessian] Bruce E. Burgoyne, HESSIAN CHAPLAINS: Their Diaries and Duties . NEW copy. Trade paperback. Heritage Books, 2003. Index, 144 pages.

~~~ "Compiled and translated by Bruce E. Burgoyne. These “church books” consist of birth, marriage, death, baptism, penance and confirmation records. They were recorded by the German chaplains who accompanied the Hessian troops serving in America during the Revolutionary War, 1776-1783. Six soldiers from each company were allowed to take their families with them on campaign, which explains the large number of baptisms in the records. Marriages performed in violation were not recognized in Germany, however, those who did so were allowed to remarry after returning to Germany. These valuable records are quite detailed and contain a wealth of family history. Included are the Church Book of Hesse-Cassel Chaplain Georg C. Coester, Chaplain Braunsdorf’s Anhalt-Zerbst Church Book, and the Ansbach-Bayreuth Church Book compiled by Chaplain Stroelein."

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[Hessian] Bruce E. Burgoyne, JOURNAL OF A HESSIAN GRENADIER BATTALION . NEW copy. Trade paperback. Heritage Books, 2004. Index, 216 pages.

~~~ "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, New Jersey. Mr. Burgoyne has inserted additional identifying information about individuals whenever possible. As was the custom with most Hessian units, the journal was maintained by the battalion quartermaster, in this case Karl Bauer. Besides descriptions of the movements and battles of the troops, there are many entries describing the long sea voyages endured by these foreign fighters."

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[Hessian] Bruce E. Burgoyne, JOURNAL OF THE HESSE-CASSEL JAEGER CORPS AND HANS KONZE'S LIST OF JAEGER OFFICERS . NEW copy. Trade paperback. Heritage Books, 2005. Index, 218 pages.

~~~ "By the late eighteenth century, continental armies had adopted a unit comprised of men who were familiar with nature, lightly armed, and able to move quickly. They were also excellent marksmen. To fill the ranks of these units, foresters-jaegers in German, chasseurs in French-were recruited and gave the name of their profession to the units: they were jaegers. Bruce Burgoyne's translation was made from a German language document in the archives of the Morristown National Historical Park, Morristown, New Jersey. Where the information was readily available, Mr. Burgoyne added name and unit identification. This document is an excellent, brief summary of the war. Several of the entries, such as the Hessian intelligence concerning Washington's march from New York to Virginia to besiege Cornwallis, the Benedict Arnold-Major Andre affair, and the naval battle off the Chesapeake Bay, are of special interest. The same may be said of the journalist's comments on the steadily improving quality of the American fighting men."

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[Hessian] Bruce E. Burgoyne, MIRBACH ORDER BOOK: Order Book of the Hesse-Cassel von Mirbach Regiment . NEW copy. Trade paperback. Heritage Books, 2004. Index 302 pages.

~~~ "The order book is an excellent source of information on promotions and transfers throughout the Hessian army, and provides a picture of the daily life in an infantry regiment. It also reveals detailed accounts of battle plans, drill instructions, disciplinary actions, and general procedures, and follows the Revolutionary War from the Hessian perspective. Many well known British and Hessian commanders are named in the orders, in addition to the lesser officers who were the real backbone of this rugged, disciplined force. The Mirbach Regiment was part of the 1st Division of Hesse-Cassel troops which sailed for America in 1776, and it remained in America until the end of the war. Its most significant role in combat was during the attack on Fort Mercer in New Jersey in October 1777, when the regiment took serious losses. The Order Book ends in 1780 at which time the unit was redesignated the Jung von Lossberg Regiment."

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