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Q: Were most of the privateers during the revolutionary war hired by congress?
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How did the privateers help the Americans in the revolutionary war?

They attacked British merchant ships

German mercenaries hired by the british to fight during the American revolutionary war?

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When the pirates starting attacking ships of the same governments that originally hired them.

What did the Americans call the hired British soldiers during the revolutionary war?

If you mean the German soldiers that the British hired, that would be the Hessians. If you're talking about the actual British soldiers, that would be redcoats.

Did the british get helped by the germasns in the Revolutionary War?

Which revolutionary war? Germany did not exist as a country during either the American revolution or the British revolution. However during the American revolutionary war, the Brits often hired Hessian mercenaries, who were professional soldiers from a land that would later become part of Germany.

Why did Wilhem Von Baron Knyphausen fight in the American Revolutionary War?

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Was Countess Scarborough a British war ship?

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Who served as mercenaries in the American revolution and which side?

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