CD: A Hessian Diary of the American Revolution


"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 Revolution. Johann Conrad Döhla tells of his participation in the war, the routine of guard and fatigue duties, and comments on military leaders. He provides varied and interesting observations regarding everything that he participated in. Private Döhla records what he, and other private soldiers, thought was happening regarding the war and the reasons for the war. However, his accounts of events in which he was not personally involved are often filled with misinformation. The text includes introductory materials and editorial notes, plus maps and illustrations. A fullname and subject index adds to the value of this work. Bruce E. Burgoyne is a recipient of the Benjamin Franklin Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Revolution Roundtable of Philadelphia.

Bruce E. Burgoyne

2005, CD, Graphic Images, Adobe Acrobat 6, PC and Mac, 301 pp.

ISBN: 9780788439162