A Generous and Merciful Enemy: Life for German Prisoners of War during the American Revolution; A Hessian Diary of the American Revolution; Georg Pausch’s Journal and Reports of the Campaign in America

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Karen Guenther


These three volumes have one thing in common: they all explore aspects of Hessian participation in the American Revolution. Johann Conrad Döhla was a private from Ansbach-Bayreuth, while Captain (later Major) Georg Pausch was commander of the Princely Hesse-Hanau Artillery Corps. Both became prisoners after battle, Döhla following the Battle of Yorktown, while Pausch was part of the Convention Army captured at Saratoga. Their experiences, among others, are the focal point of Daniel Krebs’s monograph on German prisoners of war during the War for Independence.

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