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Page 1

Ansbach-Bayreuth Regiments

 

Anhalt Zerbst Regiment

 

Brunswick Dragoon Regt. Prinz Ludwig

 

Brunswick Musketier Regt. Prinz Friedrich

 


Page 2

Brunswick Musketier Regt. von Riedesel

 

Brunswick Grenadier Battalion von Breymann

 

Brunswick Musketier Regt. von Specht

 

Brunswick Musketier Regt. von Rhetz

 


Page 3

Brunswick Regiment von Ehrenkrook

 

Brunswick Regiment von Barner (Chasseurs)

 

Brunswick Battl. Major de Lucke (disbanded 1781)

 

Brunswick troops (Regiment or Battl. unknown)

 


Page 4

Hanau Jaegercorps (Chasseur Corps)

 

Hanau Artillery Corps

 

Hanau Regiment Erbprinz

 

Hanau Frei Corps (The Free Corps served only in N.Y.)

 


Page 5

Kassel Leib Infantry Regiment

 

Kassel Fuselier Regiment Erbprinz

 

Kassel Musketier Regt. Prinz Carl

 

Kassel Fuselier Regt. von Ditfurth

 

 

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Kassel Musketier Regt. von Donop

 

Kassel Fuselier Regt. von Lossberg

 

Kassel Fuselier Regt. von Knyphausen

 

Kassel Musketier Regt. von Truembach / von Bose

 


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Kassel Musketier Regt. von Mirbach

 

Kassel Grenadier Regt. von Rall

 

Kassel Grenadier Regt. von Linsingen

 

Kassel Grenadier Regt. von Block/von Lengerke

 


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Kassel Grenadier Regt. von Minnigerode

 

Kassel Artillery Corps

 

Kassel Regiment von Huyn / von Benning

 

Kassel Regiment von Stein/von Seitz

 


Page 9

Kassel Gren. Battl. Koehler / Graf/Platte

 

Kassel Regiment von Wissenbach/von Knoblauch

 

Kassel Regiment von Buenau

 

Kassel Feld jaeger corps (Chasseur corps)

 


Page 10

Kassel Regiment Landgraf / von Wutgenau

 

Soldier of Kassel troops (Regiment unknown)

 

Waldeck Regiment

 

 

 


 

 

Information on The Battle of Trenton, NJ

 

Source: email dated 19 Sept, 2005

by John Merz

copy rights 2005

 

Nelda, 

nobody has answered your question about Hessians at Trenton, although probably half of our readers know the answer. So here is for the records - Hessen-Kassel Regt. von Knyphausen, Hessen-Kassel Regt. Rall Hessen-Kassel Regt. von Lossberg and a company of the Hessen-Kassel Artillery. Not all of the soldiers were captured, many escaped. There is plenty of literature discussing all the sordid details. Respectfully,

 

John Helmut Merz, overworking my memory brain cells.

 


 

Source: email dated 19 Sept, 2005

by Edward Arkin

copy rights 2005

 

Not all of the soldiers were captured, many escaped. According to the PA State archives there were 40 plus 3 wounded and 2 sick captured from the Artillery Detachment, 247 men  from von Lossberg's Regt., and 287 men from Rall captured and being sent to Lancaster. 

Then a roll call from Lancaster showed there were 39 from the Artillery, 234 from von Lossberg, 291 from von Knyphausen and 266 from Rall. The difference being [I assume] that the officers were separated from the men [the artillery list showed one officer as being captured] "Total,  830 men, and a few women and children, per Serjeant's [sic] returns."  Each regiment ideally had a complement of 690, However after months of campaigning there were a good deal less in each one. About 1/2 of the Hessians at Trenton avoided capture and were formed into a combined force. 

Captain Johann von Ewald of the 2nd company of Jagers, kept a diary of his tour, many of you have seen quotes from him... In his diaries there were a number of very nice maps he drew, including two at Trenton... Von Ewalds maps can be found at http://library.bloomu.edu/Archives/Maps/mapindex.htm They are well worth a look at 

 

Edward Anthony (Tony) Arkin

 

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The Bayreuther Zeitung Newspaper
No. 58, 23 March, 1802.

Ansbach Regiment

Marie Rasnick Fetzer

Bob Brooks

Ansbach - Bayreuth Troops

Jochen Seidel

 

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