Hessian Musket

Grade Range: K-12
Resource Type(s): Artifacts, Primary Sources, 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.

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