Ross H. Schwalm
The Amphibious Assault on Long Island, August 1776
The presentation will focus on the role the German Auxiliary units, known as the Hessians, conducted in the battle in support of the British forces. One of the Hessians was Mr. Schwalm’s Third Great Grandfather, Johannes Schwalm, a Grenadier in the Knyphausen Regiment. This regiment was provided to the British in March of 1776 by subsidy treaty. This was the largest amphibious operation ever conducted up to this point in history. The British and Hessian victory on Long Island was widely reported through out Europe which will be shown via original newspaper reports.