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From: Henry Retzer <>
Subject: [HESSIAN] Re:1802 A-B Deserters Wanted List
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2003 08:45:15 -0400
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Hello All,
It is time to clear up some of the mystery of the 1802 List so there are no disappointments. First of all the list contains only three bits of information on each of 180 men listed. These are: 1. Name
2. Rank
3. Hometown.
The hometown names are the only new information here, as Staedtler's Thesis List only had about a dozen hometowns for his 700+ men.

Since the list was discovered in 2001 by Horst Lochner, the hometown data has been added by Jochen Seidel to the basic non-returnees list of Staedtler. This list (22 pages) was still available this morning at his website:

I am preparing a story on the background of the 1802 List, hopefully for publication in the Journal of the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association next year.

Henry Retzer

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