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Image for Canada During the American Revolutionary War: Lieutenant Friedrich Julius von Papet's Journal of the Sea Voyage to North America and the Campaign Conducted There

Canada During the American Revolutionary War: Lieutenant Friedrich Julius von Papet's Journal of the Sea Voyage to North America and the Campaign Conducted There

By: Bruce E. Burgoyne

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1998)

Seller ID: B0857

ISBN: 0788408577

Condition: 238 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1998), 2012, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 238 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


238 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1998), 2012, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 238 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc View more info

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The Diary of Lieutenant von Bardeleben and Other von Donop Regiment

By: Bruce E. Burgoyne

Price: $21.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1998)

Seller ID: B1054

ISBN: 0788410547

Condition: 218 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1998), 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 218 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


Contains the wartime diaries of Lieutenant Johann Heinrich von Bardeleben, the company Church Book of the von Donop Regiment compiled by Chaplain Georg Christoph Coester, and the regimental journal of Quartermaster Johann Georg Zinn. Johann von Bardeleben's diary entries often include very specific information about von Bardeleben's fellow officers and hint at a general dissatisfaction with the role of the Hesse-Cassel divisions in an Englishmen's war. Georg Christoph Co... View more info

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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, Inc: (1995)

Seller ID: B0252

ISBN: 0788402528

Condition: 206 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1995), 2008, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 206 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


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

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

By: Bruce E. Burgoyne

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 1996

Seller ID: B0661

ISBN: 0788406612

Condition: 16 pages, 5.5x8.5, 1996, 5.5x8.5, paper, 16 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


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, Inc: (1997)

Seller ID: B0715

ISBN: 0788407155

Condition: 158 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1997), 2008, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 158 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


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

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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, Inc: 2003

Seller ID: B2375

ISBN: 0788423754

Condition: 196 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2003, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 196 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


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

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Order Book of the Hesse-Cassel von Mirbach Regiment

By: Bruce E. Burgoyne

Price: $29.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2004

Seller ID: B2530

ISBN: 0788425307

Condition: 302 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2004, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 302 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


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

Journal of the Hesse-Cassel Jaeger Corps

By: Bruce E. Burgoyne

Price: $27.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (2005)

Seller ID: B2565

ISBN: 0078842565X

Condition: 218 pages, 5.5x8.5, (2005), 2008, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 218 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


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

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Journal of a Hessian Grenadier Battalion

By: Bruce E. Burgoyne

Price: $27.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2005

Seller ID: B3157

ISBN: 0788431579

Condition: 216 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2005, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 216 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


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

Hessian Letters and Journals and A Memoir

By: Bruce E. Burgoyne

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2006

Seller ID: B3842

ISBN: 0788438425

Condition: 214 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2006, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 214 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


214 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2006, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 214 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc 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: (1996)

Seller ID: B0531

ISBN: 0788405314

Condition: 160 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1996), 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 160 pp, Softcover, 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: (1997)

Seller ID: B0655

ISBN: 0788406558

Condition: 180 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1997), 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 180 pp, Softcover, 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

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

By: Bruce E. Burgoyne

Price: $48.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1996)

Seller ID: B0563

ISBN: 0788405632

Condition: 650 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1996), 2006, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 650 pp, Softcover, 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

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The Hesse-Cassel Mirbach Regiment in the American Revolution

By: Bruce E. Burgoyne

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1998)

Seller ID: B0940

ISBN: 0788409409

Condition: 140 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1998), 2008, 5.5x8.5, paper, indices, 140 pp, Softcover, 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: (1994)

Seller ID: B0107

ISBN: 0788401076

Condition: 346 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1994), 2008, 5.5x8.5, index, 346 pp, Softcover, 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: (1999)

Seller ID: B1301

ISBN: 0788413015

Condition: 326 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1999), 2008, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 326 pp, Softcover, 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

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Hessian Chaplains: Their Diaries and Duties

By: Bruce E. Burgoyne

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (2003)

Seller ID: B2359

ISBN: 0788423592

Condition: 178 pages, 5.5x8.5, (2003), 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 178 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


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 ... View more info

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Hesse-Hanau Order Books, A Diary and Roster: A Collection of Items Concerning the Hesse-Hanau Contingent of “Hessians” Fighting Against the American Colonists in the Revolutionary War

By: Bruce E. Burgoyne

Price: $27.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (2003)

Seller ID: B2461

ISBN: 0788424610

Condition: 312 pages, 5.5x8.5, (2003), 2006, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 312 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


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 anonym... View more info

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Waldeck Soldiers of the American Revolutionary War

By: Bruce E. Burgoyne

Price: $23.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1991)

Seller ID: B0480

ISBN: 1556134800

Condition: 218 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1991), 2008, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 218 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


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 Roger Clark in the Illinois country. In addition, the uni... View more info

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English Army and Navy Lists, Compiled During the American Revolutionary War by Ansbach-Bayreuth Lieutenant Johann Ernst Prechtel

By: Bruce E. Burgoyne

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2007

Seller ID: B4148

ISBN: 0788441485

Condition: 128 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 128 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


This book lists the English and “Hessian” regiments which served in the colonies during the American Revolutionary War and the names of their officers. It also includes a list of all English ships in the Navy.128 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 128 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc View more info