German Troops in the American Revolution (2): Braunschweig, Waldeck, Hessen-Hanau, Ansbach-Bayreuth, and Anhalt-Zerbst (Men-at-Arms) (Paperback)

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This is the second volume in a highly detailed study of the German auxiliary troops who fought for Britain in the American Revolutionary War and won a distinguished reputation on a host of battlefields.

During the American Revolutionary War (1775–83), German auxiliary troops provided a vital element of the British war effort. While the largest body of German troops was from Hessen-Cassel (see the first volume of this study), the first Germans to be contracted by the British were from the Duchy of Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel -- 4,300 men including dismounted dragoons, artillery and light infantry. Hessen-Hanau initially contributed one infantry regiment and an artillery company, which were also captured at Saratoga; Hessen-Hanau later provided the British with Jäger and light infantry troops. An infantry regiment contributed by the Principality of Waldeck and Pyrmont served alongside the troops of Hessen-Cassel during the New York campaign of 1776–77. The margraviates of Brandenburg Ansbach and Brandenburg-Bayreuth initially sent 1,600 men including a full regiment of Jäger; these troops fought in the Philadelphia campaign of 1777–78 and some were present at the siege of Yorktown in 1781. Finally, the Principality of Anhalt-Zerbst sent two battalions of infantry which served in Canada and New York City. Fully illustrated, this lively study examines the organization, appearance, weapons, and equipment of these German auxiliary troops who fought for King George in the American Revolutionary War.

About the Author


Donald M. Londahl-Smidt is a Fellow and former Governor of the Company of Military Historians, and a Director and member of the Editorial Board of the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association. He has contributed to publications including Military Uniforms in America and The Hessians: Journal of the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association.

Specializing in history and military history, Marco Capparoni is a fine artist and illustrator for wargames, fiction and non-fiction publishers and private commissions.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781472840196
ISBN-10: 1472840194
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: February 14th, 2023
Pages: 48
Language: English
Series: Men-at-Arms