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Garnisons Regt. von Bünau. (II. div.—Fort Washington, Newport, Springfield.)

Feld Jäger Corps. (Detachments of this corps were concerned in almost every operation.)

(The above-named regiments are from Hesse-Cassel.)

With the army commanded by Howe and Clinton, commonly served the following German regiments, in addition to those above-mentioned:

Regiment Waldeck. (Fort Washington, Pensacola.)

Regiment Anspach. (Philadelphia, Newport, Springfield, Yorktown.)

Regiment Bayreuth. (Philadelphia, Newport, Yorktown.)

(The two last-mentioned are generally called the two Anspach regiments. The Anspach chasseurs made a part of the Hessian Jäger Corps.)

The Brunswick contingent, serving in Canada and northern New York, was composed of the

Regiment of Dragoons (dismounted). (Bennington under Baum.)

Battalion of Grenadiers. (Bennington under Breymann, 1st Stillwater, 2d Stillwater, Saratoga.)

Regiment Prinz Friedrich. (Remained at Ticonderoga during the Saratoga campaign.)

Regiment von Riedesel. (1st Stillwater, Saratoga.)

Regiment von Rhetz. (2 companies at 1st Stillwater, Saratoga.)

Regiment von Specht. (Saratoga.)

Jäger battalion, or Battalion Barner. (1st Stillwater, Saratoga.)

The Hanau regiment and the Hanau artillery served with this army, and shared its fate. The artillery had done good service in the campaign of 1776, on Lake Champlain, as well as in 1777.

The Hanau chasseurs, or some of them, took part in St. Leger's expedition.

The regiment from Anhalt-Zerbst reached Canada after active hostilities in that province were over.


“He is, at this time, transporting large armies of foreign mercenaries to complete the works of death, desolation, and tyranny already begun with circumstances of cruelty and perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the head of a civilized nation.”—Declaration of Independence.