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What are mercenaries in the American Revolution?



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mercenaries in the American revolution were commonly known as "hessians" they were German mercenaries hired by the british. the term mercenaries used now, was used differently in those days. most of the time, the hessians were prisoners, or simply poor peasants, and received either little pay, or just that days' food. However, it is said that they were well military trained.