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The Voyage of The First Hessian Army from Portsmouth to New York, 1776   By: (1839-1907)

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In "The Voyage of The First Hessian Army from Portsmouth to New York, 1776" by Albert Pfister, readers are taken on an enthralling journey through a lesser-known aspect of the American Revolutionary War. This historical account sheds light on the experiences of the Hessian soldiers who embarked on a treacherous voyage across the Atlantic, revealing the hardships and struggles they encountered along the way.

Pfister's meticulous research is evident throughout the book, as he delves into the details of the Hessian Army's expedition, its naval encounters, and the daily lives of the soldiers on board. The author's attention to historical accuracy adds depth to the narrative, enabling readers to gain a deeper understanding of the challenges faced by both the Hessian soldiers and their British counterparts during this critical period in history.

One noteworthy aspect of "The Voyage of The First Hessian Army from Portsmouth to New York, 1776" is Pfister's skill in portraying the human side of war. He masterfully weaves personal anecdotes and accounts from soldiers, providing a glimpse into their hopes, fears, and aspirations. This intimate perspective adds emotional depth to the book, making it more than a mere historical retelling of events.

Furthermore, Pfister's writing style is engaging and accessible, making the complex subject matter approachable for readers of all backgrounds. His ability to convey historical facts in a narrative-driven manner keeps the book engaging from start to finish. As readers embark on this historical journey, they become invested in the fate of the Hessian soldiers, fostering a sense of empathy and connection.

In terms of structure, the book is well-organized and logically flows from chapter to chapter. The author's attention to detail ensures that readers are provided with a comprehensive account of the voyage, without overwhelming them with unnecessary information. Additionally, the inclusion of maps, illustrations, and portraits further enhances the reader's understanding and immersion into the story.

If there is one aspect that warrants discussion, it would be the limited exploration of the broader historical context surrounding the Hessian Army's voyage. Though the book focuses primarily on the journey and the soldiers' experiences, a more comprehensive contextual analysis of the political and military landscape of the time would have added further depth and perspective to the narrative.

Overall, "The Voyage of The First Hessian Army from Portsmouth to New York, 1776" is an informative and engaging read, shedding light on an often overlooked aspect of the American Revolutionary War. Albert Pfister's careful research, captivating storytelling, and attention to human experiences make this book a valuable addition to any enthusiast's collection of historical literature. It is recommended for those with an interest in military history, the American Revolution, or anyone seeking a well-rounded understanding of the human side of war.

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Heartman's Historical Series No. 3


The First Hessian Army


One hundred and ten Copies printed for CHAS. FRED. HEARTMAN, New York City

The following Historical Sketch is a translation from the German of A. Pfister. It was published some fifty years ago in a German periodical and is interesting enough to be reprinted in English as it contains hitherto very little known details of this voyage. At the end will be found an Extract from the Diary of the German Poet and Adventurer, J. G. Seume, a Hessian Soldier and Participator on the Voyage.

January, 1915 CH. F. H.

Number of 110 copies printed. Also six printed on Japan Vellum.

The troops belonging to the first Hessian Division had as yet not all been assembled in the harbor of Portsmouth, for, on account of the lack of transport ships, General von Mirbach with his regiment and that of Commander Rall, a Knyphausen Company, and a part of the Commissariat still remained at Bremerlehe, when the fleet was ready and the wind often long in coming, was just then very favorable to leave the channel... Continue reading book >>

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