Journal of a Hessian Grenadier Battalion


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.

Bruce E. Burgoyne

2005, 5½x8½, paper, index, 216 pp.

ISBN: 9780788431579