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INTERNET LISTING OF HESSIAN
SOLDIERS OF THE REVOLUTION


A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

The British purchased the services of 30,000 German Soldiers for $150,000, all of which went into the royal coffers of the German princes. These troops came from Hesse Cassel, Hesse Hanau, Brunswick, Anspach, Bayreuth, Anhalt Zerbst and Waldeck.

               Place               Number sent    Number not returned home

Hesse Cassel 16,992 6,500 Hesse Hannau 2,422 981 Brunswick 5,723 3,015 Anspach - Bayreuth 2,553 1,178 Anhalt Zerbst 1,152 168 Waldeck 1,225 720

Total sent was 30,067 from 1776 to 1782; 12,562 did not return... 7,754 dead and 4,808 remained in America...

All are generally referred to as "Hessians" because of their large numbers. Also, their General Knypyhausen was commander of the entire German force which contributed to the common reference to "Hessian Soldiers".

Edmund Maul has given me permission to publish his article,
"Nicholaus Schilling, A Hessian Grenadier".
Besides being interesting reading, it gives a good timeline for some battles;
also, his sources may be helpful if you are in search of your ancestor
that was a Hessian Soldier.

Click here to see a Hessian Soldier Reenactment photo

Ed has another interesting story about his cousin who was a
World War II Soldier
"IN REMEMBERENCE OF WILHELM MAUL"
A photo of Wilhelm Maul is now a part of this site

If you are researching your Hessen ancestry, you should visit Don Watson's
WORLD GENWEB SITE FOR HESSEN, GERMANY
Besides a large query database of others researching, there is a vast amount of pertinent research information & history, much more than I have room to list.

SITES WITH INFORMATION ABOUT HESSIAN SOLDIERS

JOHANNES SCHWALM HISTORICAL SOCIETY
JSHA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to researching those German auxiliary troops (generically called Hessian) who remained in America after the Revolutionary War, became loyal citizens, made cultural contributions and were the progenitors of any thousands of Americans living today.
THE HESSIANS
Links, Books & Info - Best Site I've Found So Far On The Net
HESSE-KASSEL JAEGERS KORPS
Hesse-Kassel Jäger Korps 1775-1781 Information
HESSIANS DOC
Includes A Bibliography With Helpful Resource Information
HESSIAN FAQ
Answers Most Questions That Hessian Reinactors Are Asked & Those They Would Have Liked To Have Asked
IGS HESSE & HESSIAN SEARCHES
Hessian Soldiers In Hesse & America
MURAL AT LIBRARY IN SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Surrender of a Hessian Mercenary During the Revolution


If you have an ancestor that was a Hessian Soldier
and want to add his story to this site
or if you have a query you would like to post
Please e-mail me and put "Hessian Soldier"
in the subject line..Thank you


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