Sunday, 1 February 2015
The Leib Regiment Hesse-Kassel
Not Lieb („Nice“) but Leib („Body“ or „Du Corps“ from „Leibgarde“ an old tradition of guards to protect the Colonel, reaching far back into the Renaissance). An elite regiment headed personally by the Landgrave of Hesse-Cassel, the Leib Regiment arrived at America before Long Island, participated at White Plains, Brandywine and Germantown and later Monmoth.
I also finished Baron von Riedesel on a rather grim vignette, obviously ignorant to the plight of his troops – an entirely creative assumption not based on any research at all. Talking of which I might try to find Rodney Atwood „the Hessians“ ...