Baroness von Riedesel and the American Revolution. Journal and Correspondence of a Tour of Duty, 1776-1783

TitleBaroness von Riedesel and the American Revolution. Journal and Correspondence of a Tour of Duty, 1776-1783
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1965
AuthorsBrown, Marvin L.
PublisherUniversity of Carolina Press
CityChapel Hill
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Frederika Charlotte Louise von Massow, Baroness Riedesel zu Eisenbach (1746–1808) was the wife of General Friedrich Adolf Riedesel of Brunswick. In 1776 when the Duke of Brunswick signed a treaty to support Great Britain in the suppression of the rebellion in their American colonies, von Riedesel was promoted to general and named commander of the Brunswick army. His wife, referred to  as “Mrs. General”, accompanied him during the Saratoga Campaign in the American Revolutionary War (1775–83), together with her three small children, and kept a journal of the campaign. These journal accounts and letters form one of the most engaging and readable accounts of the American Revolution. Written with directness, simplicity, and charm by the wife of the British commanding general, the narrative reveals the conditions in revolutionary America.

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