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The German Allied Troops in the North American War of Independence, 1776-1783


By: Max Von Eelking, Pub. 1893, reprinted 2023, 360 pages, Index, soft cover, ISBN #978-1-63914-119-7.

This book is a history of the German troops (i.e., Hessians, Brunswickers, Waldeckers, etc.) who fought for the British during the American Revolution. The author has devoted approximately 70 pages to a List of the Officers of the Hessian Corps who served during 1776-1783.  This list names about 1,500 men, arranged by regiment and thereunder by rank, with dates of service and other records. Since many of these German “auxiliaries” were captured and ultimately remained in America, this work should interest many researchers with ancestors from the Revolutionary era.