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Book details
  • Genre:HISTORY
  • SubGenre:Military / United States
  • Language:English
  • Pages:200
  • eBook ISBN:9781617929472

The Hessians and the American Revolution

by Daniel Roy Grimes

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This book describes all major aspects of the Hessian involvement in the American War for Independence.


This book describes the Hessian involvement in the War for Independence. It details all the major battles that the Hessian Germans participated in and their important role in the Revolutionary War. It also tells the individual stories of a number of Hessians and what happened to them after the war.  Many fascinating facts about the Hessians and those associated with them are included. The impact of the Hessians on American culture is discussed.

Comprising about a quarter of the British forces, the Hessians had a reputation for looting and fierceness in battle. Their effective use of the bayonet instilled considerable fear in troops that opposed them. As a result, George Washington’s defeat of the Hessians at Trenton, New Jersey, gave a critical boost to the American cause.

Through their experiences, many Hessians determined that America was a place of promise, and they decided to stay in the new country.

About the author

Daniel Grimes is an "in the trenches" kind of historian who visits many of the sites he writes about. His passion for history is evident in his writing. He has a comprehensive knowledge of American and world history. His writing is very objective, narrative history. Many primary sources are used. This shows in the illustrative detail in his books.   The Hessians and the American Revolution, available as an ebook, provides a more personal view of the Hessian Germans as well as many other people caught up in the Revolutionary War. Braddock's Defeat: George Washington and the French and Indian War describes one of the biggest Indian victories in the history of North America. He authored The American Revolution: The Battle of Germantown and the Fight for Philadelphia, published as a specialty book. This book is a favorite of colonial reenactors. Other ebooks include The Irish Who Fought for Mexico: the San Patricio Battalion and the Mexican-American War and The Long Road to Revolution: The Many Conflicts in Colonial America. Daniel Grimes is currently working on a book about Spartacus and the pirates of the Mediterranean in the time of the Roman Republic. He is also an avid sports fan and pursues an interest in sports history.

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