LHS Lecture Series — Armies of Foreign Mercenaries: Dispelling the Hessian Myth

Next in the Lovettsville Historical Society’s lecture series:

Armies of Foreign Mercenaries:

Dispelling the Hessian Myth

Presented by Ross Schwalm

Sunday, September 11 at 2:00 p.m.

In-person at St. James United Church of Christ,

10 E. Broad Way, Lovettsville and online via Zoom

On Sunday, September 11, the Lovettsville Historical Society will host Hessian descendant Ross H. Schwalm, who will take us on a journey from the French and Indian War. through the American Revolution, to the dozen or so former prisoners of war who settled in Lovettsville and became productive American citizens.

Mr. Schwalm is President of the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, which is dedicated to educating the public on the German Auxiliary Troops (generically called “Hessian”), who participated in the American Revolution. Thousands of these troops stayed in North America after the war and blended into the existing communities of German-Americans such as Frederick County, Maryland, and Lovettsville, Virginia. Mr. Schwalm will share research conducted by JSHA contributors, including his own research conducted in Germany of his Hessian ancestral home.

This event will held be in-person at the St. James United Church of Christ in Lovettsville and will also be streamed online via Zoom. The Zoom link will be sent out a few days before the lecture. To request the Zoom link, please RSVP to events@LovettsvilleHistoricalSociety.org

For more information, visit www.LovettsvilleHistoricalSociety.org or email events@lovettsvillehistoricalsociety.org.