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CD: Ansbach-Bayreuth Diaries from the Revolutionary War

By: Bruce E. Burgoyne

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: CD1102

ISBN: 788411020

Condition: 1999, CD, Searchable, Adobe Acrobat, v6, PC and Mac, c800 pp, Heritage Books


These essential works will provide students of history access to comprehensive, first-person accounts of the American Revolution. These diaries were originally published as the following three books: A Hessian Diary of the American Revolution by Johann Conrad Döhla (1990), A Hessian Officer’s Diary of the American Revolution (1994), and Diaries of Two Ansbach Jaegers (1997). The texts include introductory materials and editorial notes, plus maps and illustrations. Thi... View more info

Eighteenth Century America: A Hessian Report On the People, the Land, the War) As Noted in the Diary of Chaplain Philipp Waldeck (1776-1780)

By: Bruce E. Burgoyne

Price: $21.50

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: B0252

ISBN: 788402528

Condition: (1995), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, index, 206 pp, Heritage Books


A largely unexploited source of information on life in colonial America is to be found in the diaries of those German soldiers who came to America as the so-called Hessians during the American Revolutionary War. Of all the diaries, that of Philipp Waldeck, chaplain of the 3rd English-Waldeck Regiment, contains the most thorough and all-encompassing view of life in America. His descriptions are interesting, detailed, and on a wide variety of subjects: churches, costumes,... View more info

The Trenton Commanders: Johann Gottlieb Rall and George Washington, as noted in Hessian Diaries

By: Bruce E. Burgoyne

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: B0661

ISBN: 788406612

Condition: 1996, 5½x8½, paper, 16 pp, Heritage Books


In the closing days of 1776, the future looked gloomy for the American colonists; their Revolution was in dire straits. The remnants of the American army in Pennsylvania, led by General George Washington, were fading away. Across the Delaware River, the English forces had gone into winter quarters and were awaiting the start of a final campaign in the spring of the coming year, when they would crush any remaining American force. A brigade of Hessian hirelings was station... View more info

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Defeat, Disaster, and Dedication

By: Bruce E. Burgoyne

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: B0715

ISBN: 788407155

Condition: (1997), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, index, 158 pp, Heritage Books


The two diaries contained in this volume were written by Lieutenant Jakob Piel of the Hesse-Cassel von Lossberg Regiment and Captain Andreas Wiederhold of the Hesse-Cassel von Knyphausen Regiment. Their careers in America paralleled each other for a part of the war: they were both members of Colonel Johann Rall's Brigade which suffered a humiliating defeat at Trenton, and both set sail from New York to Canada in 1779 in a fleet which lost ships not only to hurricanes but... View more info

Most Illustrious Hereditary Prince: Letters to Their Prince from Members of Hesse-Hanau Military Contingent in the Service of England During the American Revolution

By: Bruce E. Burgoyne

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: B2375

ISBN: 788423754

Condition: 2003, 5½x8½, paper, index, 196 pp, Heritage Books


Letters (1776-1783) from 26 men, most of them officers of the Hesse-Hanau Hereditary Prince Regiment, have been translated from the German into English by Mr. Burgoyne. The prince of the title was the Count of Hanau. He ruled over Hesse-Hanau on the Rhine River and sent a total of 2,257 men to support the English war effort in North America. (He would later become Wilhelm IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Cassel, upon the death of his father.) Most of these letters serve as reports... View more info

Order Book of the Hesse-Cassel von Mirbach Regiment

By: Bruce E. Burgoyne

Price: $29.50

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: B2530

ISBN: 788425307

Condition: 2004, 5½x8½, paper, index, 302 pp, Heritage Books


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 th... View more info

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Journal of the Hesse-Cassel Jaeger Corps

By: Bruce E. Burgoyne

Price: $27.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: B2565

ISBN: 078842565X

Condition: (2005), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, index, 218 pp, Heritage Books


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... View more info

Journal of a Hessian Grenadier Battalion

By: Bruce E. Burgoyne

Price: $27.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: B3157

ISBN: 788431579

Condition: 2005, 5½x8½, paper, index, 216 pp, Heritage Books


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: Waldeck Soldiers of The American Revolutionary War

By: Bruce E. Burgoyne

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: CD3878

ISBN: 788438786

Condition: 2005, CD, Graphic Images, Adobe Acrobat 6, PC and Mac, 217 pp, Heritage Books


Of all the Hessian units employed by England during the American Revolutionary War, none traveled more widely than the 3rd English-Waldeck Regiment. This contingent of men served in the New York-New Jersey area, West Florida, and the Mississippi River area. They were held prisoner at various times in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New Orleans, Louisiana. Some deserters joined the American army and served under George Rogers Clark in the Illinois country. In addition, the un... View more info

CD: Canada During the America Revolutionary War

By: Bruce E. Burgoyne

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: CD3877

ISBN: 788438778

Condition: 2005, CD, Graphic Images, Adobe Acrobat 6, PC and Mac, 237 pp, Heritage Books


Troops from Hesse-Cassel, Waldeck and Ansbach-Bayreuth were sent to Howe’s command, as well as some troops from Hesse-Hanau and Anhalt-Zerbst, while troops from Hesse-Hanau, Brunswick and Anhalt-Zerbst provided the forces sent to Canada, together with some troops from Hesse-Cassel which were sent from New York to Canada, later in the war. The Brunswick troops, numbering 4,300 men, sailed for America in two divisions, one departing in late March 1776, and the other, inc... View more info

Hessian Letters and Journals and A Memoir

By: Bruce E. Burgoyne

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: B3842

ISBN: 0788438425

Condition: 2006, 51/2x81/2, paper, index, 214 pp, paperback, Heritage Books


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CD: A Hessian Diary of the American Revolution

By: Bruce E. Burgoyne

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: CD3916

ISBN: 788439162

Condition: 2005, CD, Graphic Images, Adobe Acrobat 6, PC and Mac, 301 pp, Heritage Books


"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

ISBN: 788439189

Condition: 2005, CD, Graphic Images, Adobe Acrobat 6, PC and Mac, 343 pp, Heritage Books


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

ISBN: 788439170

Condition: 2005, CD, Graphic Images, Adobe Acrobat 6, PC and Mac, 180 pp, Heritage Books


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

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Georg Pausch's Journal and Reports of the Campaign in America, as Translated from the German Manuscript in the Lidgerwood Collection in the Morristown Historical Park Archives, Morristown, N.J.

By: Bruce E. Burgoyne

Price: $19.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: B0531

ISBN: 788405314

Condition: (1996), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, index, 160 pp, Heritage Books, Inc


"When England was faced with the necessity of trying to suppress the revolt in the American Colonies in 1775, there were not enough men in the kingdom to fulfill all the English military commitments. Therefore, England turned to the continent of Europe and, following a common practice of the time, engaged organized troop units from a number of minor German states. As a result, probably one third of the soldiers sent to America during the period of the Revolutionary W... View more info

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Diaries of Two Ansbach Jaegers

By: Bruce E. Burgoyne

Price: $18.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: B0655

ISBN: 788406558

Condition: (1997), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, index, 180 pp, Heritage Books, Inc


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 Hess... View more info

Enemy Views: The American Revolutionary War as Recorded by the Hessian Participants

By: Bruce E. Burgoyne

Price: $48.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: B0563

ISBN: 788405632

Condition: (1996), 2006, 5½x8½, paper, index, 650 pp, Heritage Books, Inc


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 r... View more info

The Hesse-Cassel Mirbach Regiment in the American Revolution

By: Bruce E. Burgoyne

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: B0940

ISBN: 788409409

Condition: (1998), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, indices, 140 pp, Heritage Books, Inc


This book comprises two accounts of the Mirbach Regiment and its involvement in the Revolutionary War. Firstly, there is the regimental journal, kept by quartermaster August Schmidt, which spans the period from the unit's departure from regimental headquarters in Melsungen on March 1, 1776 to its return home May 30th 1784 at the close of the war. Secondly there is the journal kept by Ensign (later Lieutenant) Karl Reuffer. Although it covers a shorter time span (March 1,... View more info

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A Hessian Officer's Diary of the American Revolution Translated From An Anonymous Ansbach-Bayreuth Diary and The Prechtel Diary

By: Bruce E. Burgoyne

Price: $28.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: B0107

ISBN: 788401076

Condition: (1994), 2008, 5½x8½, index, 346 pp, Heritage Books, Inc


This volume contains translations of two versions of the Revolutionary War diary of Johann Ernst Prechtel: the first from the "original" document, and the second from an author-revised later version. Both are included here "to provide an easily comparable contrast between entries made spontaneously and those rewritten, eliminated, or expanded, when the author meant the contents to be read by other individuals." Probably a career soldier, Prechtel was a fi... View more info

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The Third English-Waldeck Regiment in the American Revolutionary War

By: Bruce E. Burgoyne

Price: $31.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: B1301

ISBN: 788413015

Condition: (1999), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, index, 326 pp, Heritage Books, Inc


Having collected considerable information on the 3rd English-Waldeck Regiment and having translated the diary of the regimental chaplain, Philip Waldeck; the memoir of a quartermaster sergeant, Karl Philipp Steuernagel; and an autograph book of the unit's auditor, Philipp Marc; the author has constructed a history of the regiment's activities in the Revolution, 1776-1783. Firm in the belief that no county's history can be considered complete if the "enemy soldier"... View more info