HESSIAN [ANONYMOUS]

HESSIAN [ANONYMOUS]. [1776] From the letter diary of an unidentified Hessian mercenary who participated in the British assault upon Long Island. These entries appeared in the magazine Die Neuesten Staatsbegebenheiten, published at Frankfort- on- the- Main in 1777. Found excerpted in The Hessians and the Other German Auxilliaries of Great Britain in the Revolutionary War. By Edward J. Lowell, New York, Harper & Bros., 1884. (Lowell posits that the account was written by an officer of the chasseurs, either Major von Prueschenk or Lt. Von Grothausen.)

Diaries of New York: 1609 - 2009 by Teresa Carpenter

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