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You might have an “Hessian” ancestor too

Our area has a high concentration of descendants of so called “Hessians.” This general term was applied to those soldiers from German-speaking regions whose rulers hired out their regiments to fight on the side of the British during the Revolutionary … Continue reading

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Camp Security Review, Part Three

This post continues an overview of York County’s Revolutionary War prisoner-of-war camp. Click here for the first two installments as well as many other posts that I have written over the past ten years about the camp. The internees were … Continue reading

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