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Sapper, Brunswick Infanterie-Regiment von Riedesel, 1776-1777

Sapper, Brunswick Infanterie-Regiment von Riedesel, 1776-1777

Infanterie-Regiment von Riedesel was one of the Brunswick units that marched south with General Burgoyne in 1777. The sappers were tough, elite soldiers whose task was to clear obstacles laid by the enemy. They wore the mitre, the emblem of elite German soldiers, and their uniform was protected by a leather apron; they were equipped with an axe and a saw. Reconstruction by Gerald A. Embleton. (Parks Canada)