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The British Army in America was very dependent on German auxiliary troops drawn from the principalities of Hesse-Cassel, Hesse-Hanau, Brunswick, Anhalt-Zerbst, Ansback-Beyreuth, and Waldeck. All supplied infantry and artillery, but Brunswick also supplied a cavalry regiment.  Of all the German units, those from Hesse-Cassel were said to have been the best equipped and uniformed.  The Regiment v. Ditfurth arrived at Staten island, New York in 1776 and took part in the battle for Long Island.  As was the practice, the grenadier company was detached to form part of the 3rd Grenadier Battalion.  The Regiment saw service at the 2nd Siege of Charleston and returned home shortly after the town was evacuated in December, 1782.

[SOURCE:  R. J. Marrion.  Fellow of The Company of Military Historians of America.  Uniforms of the American War of Independence.  A series of 24 collector cards.  Victoria Gallery, London, England. 1992.]

Grenadier, Hesse-Cassel Fusilier
Regiment v. Ditfurth

1776-1782

Grenadier, Hesse-Cassel Fusilier

[SOURCE: Uniforms of the American War of Independence. A series of 24 collector cards.  Illustration by R. J. Marrion.  Fellow of The Company of Military Historians of America.  Victoria Gallery, London, England.  1992.]


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