The weekend saw the last of battalion of my Hessian brigade for the AWI completed. This unit is Musketier-Regiment von Bose. Raised 1701 it fell under under the patronage of General-Major Carl Levin von Trümbach in 1775, then under General-Major Carl Ernst Johann von Bose in 1778.
The regiment saw a reasonable amount of action during the war including Forts Clinton and Montgomery, Connecticut Farms and Springfield, Guilford Court House, Green Springs and Yorktown.
And with the brigade complete, it’s time to break out the John Philip Sousa records, shake the dust off the fife and drum corps and have a good old fashioned parade! Here is the whole brigade formed up in fighting formation.
…No I don’t own any Sousa records (nor do I own a record player any more for that matter).