Türkenkriege -- Verzeichnis der personen vnd knechte,
so zu widerstandt
des Türcken ..., 1542 May 10.
MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION NUMBER 218
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CITATION: Türkenkriege -- Verzeichnis der personen vnd knechte, so zu widerstandt des Türcken ..., MSS 218, Richard C. Kessler Reformation Collection, Archives and Manuscripts Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.
This manuscript is handwritten in German and dated May 10, 1542. It lists people from Zwickau, Saxony (Germany) who enlisted or were paid to participate in the field campaign against the Turkish invasion of Marseille. The title, "Türkenkriege -- Verzeichnis der personen vnd knechte, so zu widerstandt des Türcken, auff bewilligung der stende des Reichs von dem Churfürsten zu Sachsen etc zu Zwickau gemustertt (...)," is translated into English as "Wars against the Turks -- List of persons and servants, who were enlisted in Zwickau for defense against the Turks, by authorization of the estates of the empire through the electorate of Saxony, etc. (...)." The roster is twelve pages in length with a total of 293 names. It contains references to ranks, including lieutenant, ensign, sergeant, petty officer, drummer, piper, medical assistant, preacher, and servant.