Infanterie Regiment von Donop
An American War of Independence Re-enactment unit
Infanterie Regiment von Donop (or just 'IR von Donop' for short) is a living history re-enactment group that recreates the life and times of typical Hessian soldiers that served in North America during the American War of Independence (1776-1783). Hessen-Kassel was one of Seven German states that hired out troops to Great Britain in that war. The members IR von Donop are centered roughly around the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area, although members hail from New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia and even further. We re-enact several battles of the American War of Independence each year and visit other Revolutionary War events held in the Mid-Atlantic states.
Infanterie Regiment von Donop has participated in the Arts and Entertainment Network's 'Revolution', The Learning Channel's 'The Revolutionary War' and the Public Broadcasting System's series 'Liberty'. In 1995, 1997 and 1999 several members of von Donop traveled to Germany and participated in several historical re-enactment events in Hesse.
Typically, the members of von Donop will portray Hessian soldiers at several battle reenactments every year: Monmouth (Freehold, NJ), Germantown (Philadelphia, PA), Brandywine (Chadd's Ford, PA), Fort Mercer (Red Bank, NJ), Trenton (Trenton, NJ) and others as scheduled.
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