Heinrich von Breymann

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Heinrich von Breymann (died 1777) was a German Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel lieutenant colonel who fought as an officer in the service of Great Britain during the American Revolutionary War. He was commander of the Breymann Grenadiers, an elite battalion hired into British service, and served under the command of John Burgoyne. During the Battles of Saratoga, Breymann's unit was driven behind a redoubt, where he grew frustrated at the poor performance of his men, attacking four with his saber before he was killed by one of his own men.[1]

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  1. ^ Mintz, Max M. The Generals of Saratoga: John Burgoyne & Horatio Gates. Binghamton: Yale University Press, 1990. p. 211: "[...] The Americans mounted the parapet and found the Germans fled and Breymann lying dead. Maddened at the timidity of his men, he had sabred four of them, and then one of them had shot him."