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Patriots Week

Hessians, German Soldiers in the American Revolutionary War

Wednesday, December 27, 4:00 pm

Masonic Temple

100 Barrack Street

Between 1776 and 1783, Britain hired an estimated 30,000 German soldiers in its war to put down the American rebellion. Collectively known as Hessians, the troops were hired out by the rulers of six German territories within the Holy Roman Empire.

The Trenton Historical Society will host Dr. Friederike Baer for a discussion of her book, Hessians: German Soldiers in the American Revolutionary War. The book, published by Oxford University Press, was awarded the 2023 Society of the Cincinnati Prize, as “a landmark work that expands and enriches our understanding of this fascinating and important aspect of the American Revolution.”

The discussion of this acclaimed book is free, part of Patriots Week 2023. A reception will follow Dr. Baer’s talk, cosponsored with THS by Crossroads of the American Revolution Association and the Old Barracks Museum.

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