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The Duchy of Waldeck set up a treaty for military support with the British Crown in London one week before the battle in Lexington and Concord started the War of Independence. Prince Friedrich Karl August of Waldeck-Pyrmont authorized 3 regiments. The first regiment consisting of 684 soldiers and officers sailed in July 1776 from Portsmouth to America and participated in the Northern campaign. Waldeck sent 1.225 soldiers altogether. They came under the supreme command of General Wilhelm von Knyphausen who commanded the Hessen-Kassel troups. 720 Waldeck soldiers lost their lives in the conflict.

Source: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deutsche_Beteiligung_am_Amerikanischen_Unabh%C3%A4ngigkeitskrieg


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