"I cannot call it a Conquest -- the Rebels ran away like Villains": German Soldiers in Rhode Island, 1776 to 1779

"I cannot call it a Conquest -- the Rebels ran away like Villains": German Soldiers in Rhode Island, 1776 to 1779

Providence
6pm
Aldrich House, 110 Benevolent Street. The British occupation of Rhode Island from 1776 to 1779 included more than 3,000 soldiers and civilians belonging to the corps from Hessen-Kassel and Ansbach-Bayreuth, two of the six German territories that supplied troops to Britain in its war against the American rebels. During this time, they dealt with persistent harassment by the Americans, and, in August 1778, they participated in the Battle of Rhode Island. The presentation will examine the land, the people, and the Revolutionary War in Rhode Island from the perspective of these German troops. Friederike Baer, Associate Professor of History at Pennsylvania State University, Abington College, will present. Tickets. (401) 331-8575; programs@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.