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Captives in a Foreign Land

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  • August 26, 2017 - August 26, 2017
  • Venue: Fort Pitt Museum
  • Address: 601 Commonwealth Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
  • Times: 11:00 AM
  • Admission: $10 for adults, $5 for students and History Center members
  • 412-281-9284

Join the Fort Pitt Museum in welcoming Daniel Krebs, who will discuss German prisoners of war during the American Revolution as a part of the museum’s Fort Pitt Speaker Series. Around 37,000 German mercenaries, or Hessians, entered service as British auxiliaries during the American Revolution. Krebs will draw on German, British, and U.S. military records to analyze the lives of these German POWs who fell into American hands during the Revolutionary War.