New Jersey Hessians: Truth and Lore in the American Revolution

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During the American Revolution, Great Britain hired thirty thousand German troops to fight rebellious colonists. Five thousand of those troops marched across New Jersey from Princeton and Trenton all the way to the northern tip of Sussex County. Though popular legend would cast them as cold and vicious mercenaries, many were prisoners of war with little choice. Stories of their exploits still circulate in New Jersey, from the headless Hessian of the Morristown Swamp to the mysterious Ramapo Mountain people. Join author Pete Lubrecht as he navigates the myth of Hessian troops in New Jersey to separate fiction from fact.
ISBN: 9781467118101
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: New Jersey
Series: American Legends
Images: 65
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Peter Lubrecht is the program chairman and a trustee for the Sussex County Historical Society and Museum and for the Colonel Henry Ryerson Civil War Round Table. He is an adjunct professor at Warren County Community College and a member of the Germania Park Gesang and Schul Verein, as well as the Henry Muhlenberg Chapter of the Steuben Society of America.
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