Landesgeschichtliches Informationssystem Hessen

Hessian Troops in America

Timeline: Military Events 1775 – 1783

  • 1775
  • 1776
  • 1777
  • 1778
  • 1779
  • 1780
  • 1781
  • 1782
  • 1783

1775

April 1775

19 April 1775
Battles of Lexington and Concord
19 April 1775 - 17 March 1776
Siege of Boston
20 April 1775
Gunpowder Incident

May 1775

10 May 1775
Capture of Fort Ticonderoga
12 May 1775
Capture of Fort Crown Point
27 May - 28 May 1775
Battle of Chelsea Creek

June 1775

11 June - 12 June 1775
Battle of Machias (Battle of the Margareta)
17 June 1775
Battle of Bunker Hill (Battle of Breed's Hill)

August 1775

8 August 1775
Battle of Gloucester, MA
30 August 1775
Shelling of Stonington

September 1775

17 September - 3 November 1775
Siege of Fort St. Jean
25 September 1775
Battle of Longue-Pointe

October 1775

8 October 1775
Burning of Falmouth

November 1775

14 November 1775
Battle of Kemp's Landing
19 November - 21 November 1775
Siege of Savage's Old Fields (First Siege of Ninety-Six)

December 1775

9 December 1775
Battle of Great Bridge
31 December 1775
Battle of Quebec

1776

January 1776

1 January 1776
Burning of Norfolk

February 1776

27 February 1776
Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge

March 1776

2 March - 3 March 1776
Battle of the Rice Boats
3 March - 4 March 1776
Battle of Nassau
4 March 1776
Fortification of Dorchester Heights
25 March 1776
Battle of Saint-Pierre

April 1776

6 April 1776
Battle of Block Island

May 1776

18 May - 27 May 1776
Battle of the Cedars

June 1776

8 June 1776
Battle of Trois-Rivières
28 June 1776
Battle of Sullivan's Island (Battle of Fort Sullivan)

July 1776

15 July 1776
Battle of Lindley's Fort

August 1776

27 August 1776
Battle of Long Island (Battle of Brooklyn, Battle of Brooklyn Heights)
von Linsingen, von Lengerke, von Minnigerode, Prince-Succesor, von Donop, von Lossberg, von Knyphausen, von Mirbach, Rall, Courier Corps, Artillery Corps
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September 1776

15 September 1776
Landing at Kip's Bay
Courier Corps
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16 September 1776
Battle of Harlem Heights
Courier Corps
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October 1776

11 October 1776
Battle of Valcour Island (Battle of Valcour Bay)
18 October 1776
Battle of Pelham (Battle of Pell's Point)
Prince's Own Infantry, Prince Carl, von Ditfurth, von Bose, von Minnigerode
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28 October 1776
Battle of White Plains
von Linsingen, von Lengerke, von Minnigerode, Prince's Own Infantry, Prince-Succesor, Prince Carl, von Ditfurth, von Lossberg, von Knyphausen, von Mirbach, Rall, Courier Corps
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November 1776

10 November - 29 November 1776
Battle of Fort Cumberland
16 November 1776
Battle of Fort Washington
Köhler, von Lossberg, von Knyphausen, Rall, von Stein, von Buenau, von Huyn, Waldeck, Artillery Corps
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December 1776

14 December 1776
Ambush of Geary
22 December - 23 December 1776
Battle of Iron Works Hill (Battle of Mount Holly)
von Linsingen, von Lengerke, Courier Corps
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26 December 1776
Battle of Trenton
von Lossberg, von Knyphausen, Rall, Courier Corps, Artillery Corps
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1777

January 1777

2 January 1777
Second Battle of Trenton (Battle of the Assunpink Creek)
Courier Corps
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3 January 1777
Battle of Princeton
4 January - 31 March 1777
Forage War
Courier Corps
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20 January 1777
Battle of Millstone
Artillery Corps, Courier Corps
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April 1777

13 April 1777
Battle of Bound Brooke
Courier Corps, von Linsingen, von Minnigerode
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27 April 1777
Battle of Ridgefield (Danbury Raid)

May 1777

17 May 1777
Battle of Thomas Creek (Thomas Creek Massacre)
24 May 1777
Meig's Raid (Battle of Sag Harbour)

June 1777

26 June 1777
Battle of Short Hills (Battle of Metuchen Meetinghouse)
von Minnigerode, von Linsingen, von Lengerke, Courier Corps
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July 1777

5 July - 6 July 1777
Siege of Fort Ticonderoga
Brunswick, Hesse-Hanau Fusilier Corps (Chasseurs), Hesse-Hanau Regiment of the Crown Prince, Artillery Corps (Hesse-Hanau)
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7 July 1777
Battle of Hubbardton
Brunswick
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8 July 1777
Battle of Fort Ann

August 1777

2 August - 23 August 1777
Siege of Fort Stanwix
Hesse-Hanau Fusilier Corps (Chasseurs)
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6 August 1777
Battle of Oriskany
Hesse-Hanau Fusilier Corps (Chasseurs)
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13 August - 14 August 1777
Second Battle of Machias
16 August 1777
Battle of Bennington
Brunswick, Artillery Corps (Hesse-Hanau), Hesse-Hanau Regiment of the Crown Prince, Hesse-Hanau Fusilier Corps (Chasseurs)
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22 August 1777
Battle of Staten Island
Waldeck
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22 August 1777
Battle of Setauket

September 1777

September 1777
First Siege of Fort Henry
3 September 1777
Battle of Cooch's Bridge
Courier Corps
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11 September 1777
Battle of Brandywine
von Linsingen, von Lengerke, von Minnigerode, Prince's Own Infantry, von Donop, von Lossberg, von Knyphausen, von Mirbach, Rall, Courier Corps
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16 September 1777
Battle of the Clouds (Battle of Warren, Battle of Whitehouse Tavern, Battle of Goshen)
Courier Corps, von Linsingen, von Lengerke, von Minnigerode, Köhler
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19 September 1777
Battle of Saratoga (Battle of Freeman's Farm)
Brunswick, Hesse-Hanau Regiment of the Crown Prince, Hesse-Hanau Fusilier Corps (Chasseurs)
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21 September 1777
Battle of Paoli (Paoli Massacre, Battle of Paoli Tavern)

October 1777

4 October 1777
Battle of Germantown
von Linsingen, von Lengerke, von Minnigerode, Prince's Own Infantry, von Donop, von Lossberg, von Knyphausen, von Mirbach, Rall, Courier Corps
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6 October 1777
Battle of Forts Clinton and Montgomery
Courier Corps
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7 October 1777
Second Battle of Saratoga (Battle of Bemis Heights)
Brunswick, Artillery Corps (Hesse-Hanau)
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22 October 1777
Battle of Redbank
von Linsingen, von Lengerke, von Minnigerode, von Mirbach, Courier Corps, Artillery Corps
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November 1777

10 November - 15 November 1777
Siege of Fort Mifflin (Siege of Mud Island Fort)
von Linsingen, von Lengerke, von Minnigerode, von Mirbach, Courier Corps, Artillery Corps
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25 November 1777
Battle of Gloucester, NJ
Courier Corps
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December 1777

5 December - 8 December 1777
Battle of White Marsh
11 December 1777
Battle of Matson's Ford
Courier Corps
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1778

March 1778

7 March 1778
Battle of Barbados
18 March 1778
Battle of Quinton's Bridge

April 1778

24 April 1778
North Channel Naval Duel

May 1778

1 May 1778
Battle of Crooked Billet
20 May 1778
Battle of Barren Hill
25 May - 30 May 1778
Mount Hope Bay Raids (Taunton River Raid)
30 May 1778
Battle of Cobleskill (Cobleskill Massacre)

June 1778

28 June 1778
Battle of Monmouth
von Linsingen, von Lengerke, von Minnigerode, von Donop, von Lossberg, von Knyphausen
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30 June 1778
Battle of Alligator Bridge

July 1778

3 July 1778
Wyoming Massacre
27 July 1778
First Battle of Ushant

August 1778

21 August - 19 October 1778
Siege of Pondicherry
29 August 1778
Battle of Rhode Island (Siege of Newport, Battle of Quaker Hill)
Prince Carl, von Lossberg, von Huyn, von Buenau, von Ditfurth, Courier Corps, Artillery Corps, Landgraf
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September 1778

5 September - 17 September 1778
Grey's Raid
6 September 1778
Invasion of Dominica
7 September - 18 September 1778
Siege of Boonesborough
17 September 1778
Attack on German Flatts
27 September 1778
Baylor Massacre (Tappan Massacre)

October 1778

6 October 1778
Battle of Chestnut Neck
16 October 1778
Little Egg Harbour Massacre
24 October 1778
Carleton's Raid
Courier Corps
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November 1778

11 November 1778
Cherry Valley Massacre

December 1778

15 December 1778
Battle of St. Lucia
18 December - 28 December 1778
Capture of St. Lucia
29 December 1778
Capture of Savannah (Battle of Morne de la Vierge)
Rall, von Wissenbach
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1779

February 1779

3 February 1779
Battle of Beauport (Battle of Port Royal Island)
14 February 1779
Battle of Kettle Creek
23 February - 25 February 1779
Battle of Vincennes

March 1779

3 March 1779
Battle of Brier Creek

May 1779

May 1779
Battle of Chillicothe
10 May - 24 May 1779
Chesapeak Raid

June 1779

June 1779
Capture of Saint Vincent
Juni-September 1779
Armada of 1779
20 June 1779
Battle of Stono Ferry
Rall, von Bose
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24 June 1779 - 7 February 1783
Great Siege of Gibraltar

July 1779

2 July 1779
Capture of Grenada
5 July - 14 July 1779
Tryon's Raid
Courier Corps
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6 July 1779
Battle of Grenada
16 July 1779
Battle of Stony Point
22 July 1779
Battle of Minisink
24 July - 29 August 1779
Penobscot Expedition

August 1779

19 August 1779
Battle of Paulus Hook
29 August 1779
Battle of Newtown (Battle of Chemung)

September 1779

7 September 1779
Capture of Fort Bute
Waldeck
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10 September 1779
Battle of Lake Pontchartrain
Waldeck
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13 September 1779
Boyd and Parker Ambush
14 September 1779
Action of 14 September 1779
15 September 1779
Capture of Cayo Cocina
16 September - 18 October 1779
Siege of Savannah (Second Battle of Savannah)
Rall, von Wissenbach
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20 - 21 September 1779
Battle of Baton Rouge
Waldeck
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23 September 1779
Battle of Flamborough Head

October 1779

16 October - 29 November 1779
Battle of San Fernando de Omoa

November 1779

11 November 1779
Action of 11 November 1779

December 1779

18 December 1779
First Battle of Martinique

1780

January 1780

8 January 1780
Action of 8 January 1780
16 January 1780
Battle of Cape St. Vincent

February 1780

3 February 1780
Battle of Young's House
Courier Corps
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March 1780

March - November 1780
San Juan Expedition
2 March - 14 March 1780
Battle of Fort Charlotte
29 March - 12 May 1780
Siege of Charleston
von Bose, von Linsingen, von Lengerke, von Minnigerode, Köhler, von Wissenbach, Courier Corps, von Huyn
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April 1780

14 April 1780
Battle of Monck's Corner
17 April 1780
Second Battle of Martinique

May 1780

6 May 1780
Battle of Lenud's Ferry
25 May 1780
Battle of St. Louis (Battle of Fort St. Carlos)
25 May - August 1780
Bird's Invasion of Kentucky
29 May 1780
Battle of Waxhaws (Waxhaw Massacre, Buford's Massacre)

June 1780

7 June 1780
Battle of Connecticut Farms
von Donop, Courier Corps, Prince's Own Infantry
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10.06.1780 (?)
Battle of Mobley's Meeting House (Gibson's Meeting House)
20 June 1780
Battle of Ramsour's Mill
von Bose
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23 June 1780
Battle of Springfield, NJ
Prince's Own Infantry, von Donop, Courier Corps
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July 1780

12 July 1780
Huck's Defeat
20 - 21 July 1780
Battle of Bull's Ferry
21 July 1780
Battle of Colson's Mill

August 1780

1 August 1780
Battle of Rocky Mount
6 August 1780
Battle of Hanging Rock
8 August 1780
Battle of Pekowee (Battle of Piqua)
9 August 1780
Action of 9 August 1780
16 August 1780
Battle of Camden
18 August 1780
Battle of Fishing Creek (Battle of Catawba Ford, War on Sugar Creek)
18 August 1780
Battle of Musgrove Hill
28 August 1780
Battle of Black Mingo

September 1780

20 September 1780
Battle of Wahab's Plantation
26 September 1780
Battle of Charlotte

October 1780

7 October 1780
Battle of Kings Mountain
16 October 1780
Royalton Raid
19 October 1780
Battle of Klock's Field (Battle of Failing's Orchard, Battle of Nellis Flatts)

November 1780

5 November 1780
La Balme's Defeat
9 November 1780
Battle of Fishdam Ford
20 November 1780
Battle of Blackstock's Farm
23 November 1780
Battle of Fort St. George

1781

January 1781

6 January 1781
Battle of Jersey
7 January 1781
Battle of Mobile
Waldeck
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17 January 1781
Battle of Cowpens

February 1781

1 February 1781
Battle of Cowan's Ford
3 February 1781
Capture of Sint Eustatius
25 February 1781
Battle of Haw River (Pyle's Massacre, Pyle's Hacking Match)

March 1781

6 March 1781
Battle of Wetzell's Mill
9 March 1781
Battle of Pensacola
Waldeck
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15 March 1781
Battle of Guilford Court House
von Bose, Courier Corps
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16 March 1781
Battle of Cape Henry

April 1781

15 April 1781
Battle of Porto Praya
15 April - 23 April 1781
Siege of Fort Watson
25 April 1781
Battle of Blenford (Battle of Petersburg)
Courier Corps
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25 April 1781
Battle of Hobkirk's Hill (Second Battle of Camden)
29 or 30 April 1781
Battle of Fort Royal

May 1781

1 May 1781
Action of 1 May 1781
May 1781
Invasion of Tobago
8 May - 12 May 1781
Battle of Fort Motte
22 May - 6 June 1781
Siege of Augusta
22 May - 19 June 1781
Siege of Ninety-Six, SC
30 May 1781
Action of 30 May 1781

June 1781

26 June 1781
Battle of Spencer's Ordinary
Courier Corps
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July 1781

July 1781
Francisco's Fight
6 July 1781
Battle of Green Spring
von Bose, Courier Corps
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21 July 1781
Naval battle of Louisbourg

August 1781

5 August 1781
Battle of Dogger Bank
19 August 1781 - 5 February 1782
Invasion of Minorca
24 August 1781
Lochry's Defeat
29 August 1781
Capture of USS Trumbull
30 August 1781
Battle of Parker's Ferry
von Ditfurth
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September 1781

5 September 1781
Battle of Chesapeake
6 September 1781
Battle of Groton Heights (Battle of Fort Griswold)
Artillery Corps, Courier Corps
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8 September 1781
Battle of Eutaw Springs
von Bose
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13 September 1781
Battle of Lindley's Mill
13 September 1781
Lomg Run Massacre
28 September - 17 October 1781
Siege of Yorktwon
Prince-Succesor, von Bose, Courier Corps
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October 1781

3 October 1781
Battle of Fort Slongo
21 October - 11 November 1781
Siege of Negapatam
25 October 1781
Battle of Johnstown
Courier Corps
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December 1781

12 December 1781
Second Battle of Ushant

1782

January 1782

5 January - 12 February 1782
Siege of Brimstone Hill
11 January 1782
Capture of Trincomalee
22 January - 5 February 1782
Capture of Demerara and Essequibo
25 January - 26 January 1782
Battle of Saint Kitts

February 1782

17 February 1782
Battle of Sadras
22 February 1782
Capture of Montserrat

March 1782

8 March 1782
Gnadenhütten Massacre (Moravian Massacre)
16 March 1782
Battle of Roatán
16 March 1782
Action of 16 March 1782
22 March 1782
Battle of Little Mountain (Estill's Defeat)

April 1782

8 April 1782
Battle of Delaware Bay
9 April - 12 April 1782
Battle of the Saintes
12 April 1782
Battle of Providien
13 April - 23 August 1782
Battle of the Black River
19 April 1782
Battle of the Mona Passage
20 April - 21 April 1782
Action of 20-21 April 1782

May 1782

May 1782
Capture of the Bahamas
25 May - 12 June 1782
Crawford Expedition
28 May - 29 May 1782
Naval Battle of Halifax

July 1782

1 July 1782
Raid on Lunenburg
6 July 1782
Battle of Negapatam

August 1782

8 August 1782
Battle of Piqua
8 August 1782
Hudson Bay Expedition
15 August - 17 August 1782
Siege of Bryan Station
19 August 1782
Battle of Blue Licks
26 August 1782
Battle of the Combahee River

September 1782

11 September - 13 September 1782
Siege of Fort Henry
25 September - 3 September 1782
Battle of the Trincomalee

October 1782

18 October 1782
Action of 18 October 1782
20 October 1782
Battle of Cape Spartel

December 1782

6 December 1782
Action of 6 December 1782
12 December 1782
Action of 12 December 1782
19 December 1782
Action of 19 December 1782
Hesse-Hanau Regiment of the Crown Prince
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1783

January 1783

22 January 1783
Action of 22 January 1782

February 1783

12 February 1783
Capture of the Turks and Caicos Islands

April 1783

14 April - 18 April 1783
Capture of the Bahamas

June 1783

7 June - 25 June 1783
Siege of Cuddalore
20 June 1783
Battle of Cuddalore
 
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