This is Captain Johann Ewald, famous Hessian Jaeger Captain, noted for his exploits ranging from the capture of Fort Washington to the capture of Charlestown.

He belongs to an Elite Corps made up from selected Rangers and Marksmen, predominantly sons of German State-Forest Rangers equipped with the excellent Jaeger rifle and beautifully crafted hunting swords.

These Jaegers were greatly feared by the Americans because of their accurate fire and their valour.

His Journal has been translated into English and published by Yale University Press New Haven and London. "Diary of the American War a Hessian Journal" Captain Johann Ewald



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