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Drittes Regiment Garde Engraving
Carl, J.H., "Drittes Regiment Garde" (1784). Prints, Drawings and Watercolors from the Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection. Brown Digital Repository. Brown University Library.

Who actually were the Hessians and why were they fighting in America? Learn the facts about these German soldiers and make your own Hessian helmet like the ones in our galleries. 

History Explorers Club playdates are best enjoyed by ages 7-11 but fun for all kids.

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Hessian Cap Plates

These metal pieces once adorned the headgear worn by Hessian soldiers who served under British command during the Revolutionary War.
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Hessians and the 10 Crucial Days Discovery Cart

Take a closer look at items featured in this digital discovery cart about Hessian soldiers and the Battles of Trenton and Princeton that turned the tides of the Revolutionary War.
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Make Your Own Hessian Cap Craft

Create your own Hessian cap like those worn by the German soldiers who served alongside the British Army
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