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Pennsylvania-German in the British military prisons of the revolutionary war

Henry Melchior Muhlenberg Richards

Pennsylvania-German in the British military prisons of the revolutionary war

by Henry Melchior Muhlenberg Richards

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Published by [Lancaster press, inc.] in Lancaster, Pa .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States,
  • Pennsylvania,
  • Pennsylvania.
    • Subjects:
    • Germans -- Pennsylvania.,
    • United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Prisoners and prisons.,
    • Pennsylvania -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783.

    • Edition Notes

      In Pennsylvania-German society. Proceedings and addresses ... Oct 17, 1921. 1924. v.32.

      Statementby Henry Melchior Muhlenberg Richards... an historical sketch...
      SeriesPennsylvania: the German influence in its settlement and development... pt.XXXI
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF146 .P23 vol. 32
      The Physical Object
      Pagination33 p.
      Number of Pages33
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6669786M
      LC Control Number24023949
      OCLC/WorldCa1841521

      Original data: Pennsylvania in the War of the Revolution: battalions and line, Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, state printer, Professor Ken Miller talked about how British and Hessian prisoners during the U.S. Revolutionary War clashed with the local population in Lancaster, the war, American.

      American Revolutionary War Records Rolls –, Abstracts of Graves, Compiled Military Service Records, –, Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Applications – From , with the first shots in Lexington, to the Treaty of Paris in , the Revolutionary War secured independence for the United States of America. “Orderly book ( September November 19) kept by Mooers as adjutant, 2nd Canadian Regiment of the Continental Army, containing general, division, brigade, and regimental orders issued at Orangetown (i.e. Tappan) and West Point, N.Y., relating in part to Benedict Arnold's attempted surrender of West Point to the British, the capture and.

      Prevost joined Clinton with part of his army from Savannah, and soon the British had Charleston surrounded by 11, men. The defenders held out until when Lincoln accepted Clinton's terms. It was the greatest British victory of the war to that point, and cause for great celebration at home. Captives of Liberty examines how America's founding generation grappled with the problems posed by prisoners of war, and how this influenced the wider social and political legacies of the Revolution. When the struggle began, according to T. Cole Jones, revolutionary leadership strove to conduct the war according to the prevailing European.


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Pennsylvania-German in the British military prisons of the revolutionary war by Henry Melchior Muhlenberg Richards Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Pennsylvania-German in the Revolutionary War,Vol Pages Henry Melchior Muhlenberg Richards The Society, - German Americans - pages. The Pennsylvania-German in the British military prisons of the revolutionary war.

[Henry Melchior Muhlenberg Richards] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for # Prisoners of war\/span>\n \u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\n schema.

Contrary to popular belief, the American Revolutionary War was not a limited and restrained struggle for political self-determination.

From the onset of hostilities, British authorities viewed their American foes as traitors to be punished, and British abuse of American prisoners, both tacitly condoned and at times officially sanctioned, proliferated/5(4). The Pennsylvania-German in the Revolutionary War, by Richards, Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, ; Pennsylvania-German Society.

Published by the Pennsylvania German Society inthis volume is one among many compiled to help illuminate the achievements of the Pennsylvania Germans during our nation&’s early years.

In the pre&–World War I era, such works were written to dismiss the common belief that &“the German element of this country has been practically a non-entity in its development&” and to lift. Between andsomeAmericans took up arms against the British Crownof them ab became prisoners of war.

In the British prison ships of New York, captives were chronically underfed, while multitudes died of disease in fetid, cramped s: British prisoners of war were later exchanged, but Waldeck prisoners of war were kept by the Spanish in New Orleans, Veracruz, and more than a year in Havana before finally being exchanged in Waldeck contributed 1, men to the war, and lost as casualties or deserters.

Fox, Commissary of Prisoners to the Commissary of Prisoners at Boston, dated en board the Rainbow at Halifax, October 8, ; accompanying list requests that said be exchanged for British prisoners.

Source: the now defunct Fleur de Lys of New Bedford, MA - The last issue of this publication was in Pennsylvania Revolutionary War Rolls, Muster rolls, payrolls, strength returns, and other miscellaneous personnel, pay, and supply records of American Army units, Pennsylvania Revolutionary War Service Records Compiled service records of soldiers who served in the American Army during the Revolutionary War, During the American Revolutionary War (–), management and treatment of prisoners of war (POWs) was very different from the standards of modern standards, as outlined in the Geneva Conventions of later centuries, assume that captives will be held and cared for by their captors.

One primary difference in the 18th century was that care and supplies for captives were. The Pennsylvania-German in the Revolutionary War, – Henry Melchior Muhlenberg Richards. Published by the Pennsylvania German Society inthis volume is one among many compiled to help illuminate the achievements of the Pennsylvania Germans during our nation’s early years.

With a total population of New York City aro, this meant that 1 out of every 5 people in the city were prisoners. During the war, more military men on the British prison ships than were killed in battle. A Prisoner Excange Program was used between the British and American forces during the American Revolutionary War.

Revolutionary War Rolls ___M, Revolutionary War Rolls, DP. rolls. Rolljacket 4 of this series contains about thirty pages of names listing American prisoners of war.

The lists usually contain name, rank, state of residence, and regiment. These lists are mainly centered aroundbut the dates cover most of the war. The Caird Library has recently installed a new display of archive and library material.

The theme is Prisoners of War at Home and Overseas,and it reveals what life was like for the men and boys captured during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. During this period, hundreds of thousands of prisoners of war were held captive at depots, barracks, and on board prison ships.

But Special Operations in the American Revolution, by retired U.S. Army colonel Robert Tonsetic, explains that unconventional warfare was a major part of the War. POWs During The American Revolution 'Rebel' Prisoners Detained in North America By Paul J. Rastatter For the British, the American Revolutionary War was not one war but two.

First, there was a civil war with the American Colonies, beginning in and ending at Yorktown in Description. This work succeeds in consolidating the records of the vast majority of Pennsylvania-Germans who took part in the Revolutionary War and is probably as close as we are likely to get to a definitive history and roster.

British recruiters routinely scoured the prisons and prison ships looking for men willing to buy their freedom by enlisting in the royal army or navy. Many did. But most did not, and their solidarity in the face of almost certain death tells us something important about how the Revolutionary movement survived an 8-year-long war.

British General Jeffrey Amhurst authorized infecting the Native Americans with small pox. Smallpox as a weapon in America can be traced back to Lord Jeffrey Amherst, commander of British forces in North America during the French and Indian War () during the Pontiac Rebellion which broke out after the war.

The British prison ships that dotted the Eastern seaboard during American Revolution have been gone for more than two centuries. But the horrors they left in their wake. The war had barely begun when, in JanuaryCongress appointed a committee to investigate allegations of British war crimes; such a fact-finding mission, Hoock notes, was “unprecedented.”.The German Battalion, under the command of Colonel Ludwig Weltner continued its assignment of guarding the frontier.

the German Battalion was sent to Pennsylvania to guard the frontier. January 1, General Washington ordered the army reformed and the Maryland forces were consolidated into five regiments serving in the Southern campaign.Military Abstract Card File for the Revolutionary War, FHL films (first of 42 films).

This file has been abstracted from original documents in the custody of the Pennsylvania State Archives and is arranged alphabetically by soldier's name in four file units.