Researching the American Revolution

Your source for information on the American War of Independence


Room built by Hessian soldiers as barracks in Charlottesville, Virginia


Secondary Sources

Crytzer, Brady. Hessians: Mercenaries, Rebels, and the War for British North America. Yardley: Westholme, 2015.

Krebs, Daniel. A Generous and Merciful Enemy: Life for German Prisoners of War during the American Revolution. Campaigns and Commanders, v. 38. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2013.

“The Hessian Jägerkorps in New York and Pennsylvania, 1776-1777.” Journal of the American Revolution, May 14, 2015.

Lowell, Edward L. The Hessians and the Other German Auxiliaries of Great Britain in the Revolutionary War. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1884.

Web Sites

Johannes Schwalm Historical Association maintains a comprehensive web site for information on Hessians and their paticipation during the American War for Independence. For an overview of this web site, see a Journal of the American Revolution Article describing its use.


Role in the British Defense of Canada

Historical Marker outside the Citadel in Quebec City, Canada curtesy Andy E. 2019
%d bloggers like this: