Catalog #: NM207 Accession #: 319944
Credit: Division of Military History and Diplomacy, National Museum of American History
Dimensions / Weight
Dimensions: 8" H x 58.5" W x 2.5" D
German musket, .77 caliber.
King George III used German soldiers to bolster his ranks. Many of these mercenaries came from Hesse-Cassel and were called “Hessians.” Their arms were stout German muskets that bore a similarity to the British Brown Bess, though their barrel bands resembled the French Charleville.