Grade Range: K-12
Resource Type(s): Primary Source, Artifacts
Date Posted: 12/30/2009
King George III used German soldiers to bolster his ranks. Many of these mercenaries came from Hesse-Cassel and were called "Hessians." Their arms were stout German muskets that bore a similarity to the British Brown Bess, though their barrel bands resembled the French Charleville.
Historical Thinking Standards (Grades K-4)
Historical Thinking Standards (Grades 5-12)
United States History Standards (Grades 5-12)
World History Standards (Grades 5-12)