but was recruited in September 1778.
in the ARW in 1775.
that he was enlisted, but no date is given.
We can assume that it was before March 1776
and possibly sometime in 1775.
of the Waldeck-2 regiment.
in the Principality of Waldeck.
« Short-term enlistments were the norm, causing some soldiers to take a casual attitude about remaining in the ranks for their full term. Others fled the service in response to harsh punishments meted out for relatively minor crimes. "Hardships due to poor or non-existent food and clothing, infrequent paydays and those in the face of rampant inflation, fear of combat, homesickness, family problems, crowded unsanitary life in camp, and rampant disease were all contributing factors to soldiers refusing to join or abruptly leaving military life. »
Boyle, Joseph Lee. Military Desertions During the American Revolution 1777-1783. Volume 2, June 30. ISBN 9780806354040
About the military file of Heinrich
It is interesting to note how the military records in HETRINA are precise. Here is what Edward J. Lowell wrote on page 107 of his book, The Hessians:
Lowell, Edward J.. The Hessians and the other German Auxiliaries of Great Britain in the Revolution War. Corner House Publishers., Williamstown, Massachusetts, 01267, 1975. SBN: 0-87928-012-3.
The Congress later ordered a thousand copies of the portions selected by the Committee to be printed and distributed. A month later, when another batch of intercepted mail was received, a second committee was appointed to examine it. Based on its report, the Congress resolved that "the contents of the intercepted letters this day read, and the steps which Congress may take in consequence of said intelligence thereby given, be kept secret until further orders." By early 1776, abuses were noted in the practice, and Congress resolved that only the councils or committees of safety of each colony, and their designees, could henceforth open the mail or detain any letters from the post.
The major desertions during the ARW
The major desertions took place:
If you are looking for a document that will solve all the dilemmas surrounding the life of Philip Long, maybe it’s time for you to revise your strategies and to read a few paragraphs in a diary written during the ARW, like the one of Baurmeister. But, if you are looking for the one and only document that will prove that you were right about Philip’s origins from the start, good luck!
Confidential Letters and Journals 1776-1784 of Adjutant General Major Baurmeister of the Hessian Forces.
The « explain it all » document
that can explain why Philip Long did what he did
in Canada starting in 1783.