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Zweybrücken or Royal Deux Ponts Regiment and Yorktown

Rudolf Karl TroМ€ss

Zweybrücken or Royal Deux Ponts Regiment and Yorktown

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Published by [York County Bicentennial Committee] in Yorktown, Va .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States,
  • Yorktown (Va.)
    • Subjects:
    • France. Armée. Régiment Royal-Deux-Ponts -- History.,
    • United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Participation, German.,
    • United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Participation, French.,
    • Yorktown (Va.) -- History -- Siege, 1781.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementRudolf Karl Tröss ; translated and edited by Wolf Prow.
      ContributionsProw, Wolf., York County Bicentennial Committee.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsE265 .T76 1981
      The Physical Object
      Pagination1 v. (various pagings) :
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3033945M
      LC Control Number82122419

      Home / Revolutionary / A German Regiment Among the French Auxiliary Troops of the American Revolutionary War: One such unit of German soldiers was the Royal German Regiment Zweibrucken, or Deux-Ponts, led by Prince Christian von Zweibrucken. The Royal German Regiment Zweibrucken is the focal point of this publication, which is based upon a.   During the siege the Marquis de Custine was encamped here with his troops. After Yorktown the Marquis served in the French Assembly and commanded armies in France. (A historical marker located in Yorktown in York County, Virginia.).   At Yorktown 1, hessians came into captivity. But even the losses were a good deal for their reigns, because they got for each KIA or WIA an compensation. But German mercenaries did not only fought against the colonists, but as well for them. The french expedition corps had as well the regiment "royal allemand de deux-ponts" among it.


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The Amazon Book Review Author interviews, book reviews, editors' picks, and more. Read it now. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to Author: Rudolf K TroÌ ss. Germans helped win - and lose - the Battle of Yorktown, one of the key sites of the American Revolutionary War.

Surprised. Don't be. The unlucky Hessians, then in British pay, are quite familiar, but the Zweibruckeners, in French pay, are not. Blame it on the name: the Royal Deux-Ponts infantry is hardly the obvious place to look for German soldiers.

Royal Deux-Ponts Regiment The Régiment Royal Deux-Ponts, (Zweibrücken/Two Bridges) was a German-French infantry regiment created under the Ancien Regime in The regiment was raised on 1 April by the duc de Deux-Ponts (Herzogtum Zweibrücken) in his estates as well as in Alsatian bailiwicks.

The Zweibrücken Regiment was raised in the German Duchy of Zweibrücken and served in the French army under the designation “Regiment de Royal Deux-Ponts, un Regiment d’Infanterie Allemande.” The regiment earned distinction at the Siege of Yorktown when its grenadier and chasseur companies from the Gâtinais Regiment, successfully assailed a British outer work.

Royal-Deux-Ponts, one of 22 foreign regiments in the French army, was a young regiment. Established in April of by Duke Christian IV of Zweibrucken, it was only a few weeks older than its latest recruit, who had been born on Augin Sarnstall, a tiny village of some 20 families near Annweiler in the Duchy of Zweibrucken.

During the American Revolutionary War, the Zweibrucken Regiment, "Royal Deux-Ponts," under the command of Wilhelm von Zweibrucken-Forbach, stormed and captured Yorktown, Virginia.

Von Zweibrucken-Forbach was the first man to enter the bulwark. The regiment lost twenty-nine men in this attack but the assault resulted in the surrender of 8, British troops under the command of Lord.

The Royal Deuxponts is a living history organization dedicated to portraying the life and times of the common soldier of the American Revolution.

It is a member unit of the Brigade of the American Revolution and the Northwest Territorial Alliance and participated in the bicentennial events at Yorktown, Virginia and ceremonies celebrating the.

Das Regiment Royal Deux Ponts Die Geschichte des Regiments begann eigentlich schon sechs Jahre vor seiner eigentlichen Gründung, nämlich im März mit dem Abschluss eines Freundschaftsbundes zwischen dem Königreich Frankreich und dem Herzogtum Pfalz-Zweibrücken. French Order of Battle for Yorktown Campaign () By Dr.

Jeff Glasco French Army (at Yorktown): Royal Deux-Ponts Regiment (@) Colonel Comte de Deux-Ponts 1st Battalion/Royal Deux Ponts Regt. (4 companies = @) The Yorktown Campaign and the Surrender of Cornwallis New York: Harper & Brothers, As part of De Rochambeau's expedition corps the "Royal Deux-Ponts" during the American Revolutionary War, where the regiment proved in the Battle of Yorktown, also called the "German Battle", on October 4, Especially the assault of Redoubt 9 by French Regular under his command, that opened the British defenses was mentioned.

The regiment was raised on 1 April by Christian IV, Duke of Deux-Ponts (Herzogtum Zweibrücken) in his estates as well as in Alsatian bailiwicks.

This family owned the Petite-Pierre county, the bailiwicks of Bischwiller, Guttemberg, Seltz and y: Palatine Zweibrücken. Name. The name Zweibrücken means 'two bridges'. Older forms of the name include Middle High German Zweinbrücken, Latin Geminus Pons and Bipontum, and French Deux-Ponts, all with the same meaning.

History. The town was the capital of the former Imperial State of Palatinate-Zweibrücken owned by the House of ducal castle is now occupied by the high court of the Country: Germany.

This pamphlet is a translation of the original French manu- script "Journal of the Siege of York Operated by the Army General Staff of the French Army" as recorded in the hand of Baron Gaspard de Gallatin, officer of the Swiss Guard of Louis XVI in the Grenadier Company of the Royal-Deux- Ponts Regiment in Rochambeau's jfirst brigade, which is now the property of M.

Edmond Scherdlin, president of the. In fact, it was a detachment of the Zweibruecken Royal Deux-Ponts Regiment which stormed and took Redoubt 9 from the British at Yorktown on Oct. 14, While serving as a member of the Royal Deux-Ponts Regiment of Germans in French pay under Marshal Jean Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau, he wrote all 10 between August 1,and Decem His letters are also fascinating social history, as he compares prices and wages demanded in Williamsburg and : Historynet Staff.

the influence that its most widespread forms exerted upon a young rifleman enrolled in the Royal Deux-Ponts regiment when he set about writing an account of the expedition of his regiment. A close study of the text was essential in order to put Flohr’s account into perspective, and to measure the importance of rewriting in retrospect.

The Zweibrucken Regiment, also known as Régiment Royal Deux-Ponts, operated under French and Bavarian officer Wilhelm von Zweibrücken, In and in the Battle of Yorktown, the regiment was effective against the British forces.

Elizabeth Zane, "The Heroine of Fort Henry," aided the American side in the Revolutionary War by bringing a. This seems to be such a murky area. René Chartrand, in his Osprey book, The French Army in the American War of Independence, while indicating that Royal Deux Ponts conformed to the Ordonnance (which included abolition of the bonnet à poil for grenadiers)- by they may have reverted to the former styles.

Whether, it was feasible for them to have resumed wear of the non. The regiment came to America inarriving in Newport, Rhode Island, and they marched with Rochambeau through Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland to engage the British at Yorktown.

The Regiment Royal Deux-Ponts heroically stormed Redoubt No. 9 at Yorktown with the French Regiment Gâtinais, capturing two mortars from the British. The Zweibrucken Regiment was a regiment of Germans that fought in the French Army during the American Revolutionary War. They helped the Americans defeat the British at the battle of Yorktown.

One such unit of German soldiers was the Royal German Regiment Zweibrucken, or Deux-Ponts, led by Prince Christian von Zweibrucken. The Royal German Regiment Zweibrucken is the focal point of this publication, which is based upon a heretofore unpublished manuscript by H.A.

Rattermann found among the papers in the Rattermann Collection at the. (Bourbonnois, Soissonnois, Saintonge, and Royal Deux-Ponts) and one battalion of artillery (the Auxonne)—nearly 5, men in all.

A fifth detachment, the Volontaires étrangers de Lauzun, had spent the winter in Lebanon, Connecticut. Better known as “Lauzun’s Legion,” this unit wasFile Size: KB. The Régiment Royal Deux-Ponts, (Zweibrücken/Two Bridges) was a German-French infantry regiment created under the Ancien Regime in The regiment was raised on April 1, by the duc de Deux-Ponts (Herzogtum Zweibrücken) in his estates as well as in Alsatian bailiwicks.

This family owned the Petite-Pierre county, the bailiwicks of Bischwiller, Guttemberg, Seltz and Hagenbach. Outside Formed: “Eyewitness to Yorktown.” Military History (February ), pp. (based on the letters of comte Schwerin, a lieutenant in the company of grenadiers in the Royal Deux-Ponts regiment to his uncle the Prince of Neuwied.

“A New View of Old Williamsburg. A Huntington Library Manuscript Provides Another Glimpse of the City in ”. He was Pvt. Georg Daniel Flohr, who after the siege of Yorktown spent the winter in Williamsburg before returning home to Strasbourg in with his Royal Deux-Ponts regiment.

Creation The regiment was raised on 1 April by the Duke of Deux-Ponts (Herzogtum Zweibrücken) in his estates as well as in Alsatian bailiwicks. This family owned the Petite-Pierre county, the bailiwicks of Bischwiller, Guttemberg, Seltz and Hagenbach.

Outside France, it also owned the bailiwicks of Neucastel, Barbelroth, Cleeburg and Weylenbourg in Alsace. 11 Facts About the Battle of Yorktown. BY Mark Mancini. Von Zweibrücken was part of the Royal Deux-Ponts Regiment, a unit of thousand-plus soldiers that. The Zweibrücken Regiment, or “Royal Deux-Ponts” under the command of Wilhelm von Zweibrücken-Forbach during the American Revolutionary War stormed and captured Yorktown, Virginia, losing twenty-nine men in the process.

However, the assault resulted in the surrender of 8, British troops under the command of Cornwallis. ment Zweibrucken or Royal-Deux-Ponts, which the dukes of Pfalz-Zweibrucken had leased to the French crown since I The manuscript, written in I and discovered at Strasbourg in the Is, bears the title "Reisen Beschreibung von America welche das Hochlobliche Regiment von Zweybrucken hat gemacht zu Wasser und zu Land vom Jahr I bis "1.

As part of De Rochambeau's expedition corps he led the "Royal Deux-Ponts" during the American Revolutionary War, where the regiment proved in the Battle of Yorktown, also called the "German Battle", on October 4, In he married Adélaïde-Françoise de Béthune-Pologne (–).

The couple had three daughters. We often stop there, even when leading a group of students, and reflect on what happen on the evening of Octo The accounts you provide bring that evening to life for those who have never had the opportunity to visit.

Perhaps Private Flohr of the Deux Ponts Regiment best captures the chaos of that : Kim Burdick. The Royal Deux Ponts Regiment was among the French army units that fought with the Americans at Yorktown in What others are saying Swiss Guard European Fashion European Style Miniature Portraits Elisabeth Paris Historical Clothing 18th Century Art Pieces pins.

The text on this historical monument is: (on the right side) The Royal Deux-Ponts was a German-speaking infantry regiment in the French Expeditionary Force under the Comte de Rochambeau.

Rochambeau’s forces embarked from France in Marchand arrived in Newport, Rhode Island, in July. Flohr was a soldier in the Royal Deux-Ponts regiment and he wrote a memoir Account of the travels in America which were made by the Honorable Regiment of Zweibrucken on water and on land from the year to Here's an article on it by Robert A Selig.

A German Regiment Among the French Auxiliary Troops of the American Revolutionary War: H. Rattermann's History. Don Heinrich Tolzmann, ed. Softcover, (),Index, 57 pp. While it is widely known that German soldiers from Hesse (Hessians) fought on the British side of the American Revolution, it is less well known that among our French allied forces were a number of German units.

The Régiment Royal Deux-Ponts, (Zweibrücken/Two Bridges) was a German-French infantry regiment created under the Ancien Régime in The regiment was raised on 1 April by the duc de Deux-Ponts (Herzogtum Zweibrücken) in his estates as well as in Alsatian bailiwicks.

Der Hubertusmarkt von Homburg-Jägersburg wird am Jagdschloss der wittelsbacher Herzöge von Zweibrücken, der Gustavsburg, durchgeführt. Wir. Grenadier Royal Deux-Ponts Msf52 recto. Courtesy Bibliothèque Muncipale Valenciennes, France From Windham to Bolton,” a very small town,” of maybe ten or twelve houses and a church, “the roads were frightful, with mountains and very steep grades.”.

The Royal German Regiment Zweibrucken is the focal point of this publication, which is based upon a heretofore unpublished manuscript by H.A. Rattermann found among the papers in the Rattermann Collection at the University of Illinois-Urbana by the noted German-American authority, Don Heinrich Tolzmann, who also edited the manuscript for.The Zweibrucken Regiment was raised in the German Duchy of Zweibrucken and served in the French army under the designation "Regiment de Royal Deux Ponts, un Regiment d'Infanterie Allemande." The regiment earned distinction at the Siege of Yorktown when its grenadier and chasseur companies, along with the same companies from the Gatinais.Christian Freiherr (Baron) of Zweibruecken, Commander of Royal Deux-Pont Zweibruecken.

German regiment helped George Washington defeat the British at Yorktown, Va - .