This week I have added the next unit of my AWI Hessian force, the Grenadier Bataillon von Minnigerode.
Formed in January 1776 from the grenadier companies of the Erbprinz, von Ditfourth, von Lossberg, and von Knyphausen fusilier regiments and commanded by Friedrich Ludwig von Minnigerode the battalion fought at Long Island, White Plains, Fort Mercer and Monmouth Court House. Renamed von Löwenstein in 1780 after its new commander, Obristlieutenant Wilhelm von Löwenstein, it went on to participate in the Siege of Charleston.
Each stand on this unit represents a separate company:
|Von Ditforth, with yellow facings|
|Von Lossberg, with orange facings|
I have also completed three mounted generals that will command my little Hessian force.