Monday, March 13, 2006

German Troops in British Service 1791-1817

Anglo German Family History Society

Welcome, fellow members of the society. I hope that you will find this blog of interest to you. Over the past three years I have gathered material about the KBL in Ireland from books and newspapers. 1806 was the year that the KGL made the headlines in the Irish Newspapers. The "Battle of Tullamore" put the troops into the limelight. The skirmish between the KGL and some Irish Militia units on the streets of Tullamore is interesting and caught the attention of everyone including the King. The following five years were relatively quiet for the KGL in Ireland.

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Monday, March 06, 2006

KGL soldier dies in Cork 29th March 1806

Captain Charles von Kaufmann, 4th Line Battalion died in Monkstown near Cork.
(Beamish, North Ludlow, History of the King’s German Legion Vol. 2 , Appendix 1090)

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Limerick March 4th 1806

The whole of the German Legion - cavalry, infantry, and artillery, lately arrived from the North of Germany, are under orders for Ireland. they are to rendezvous at Portsmouth, where a sufficient number of transports is collecting for their embarkation.

The General Advertiser, (Limerick) March 4th 1806