General Hans Hartwig von Beseler, 1850-1921Hans von Beseler was a German General and staff officer who is best known for his role in the siege of Antwerp. Born in Greifswald, on the coast north of Berlin, he entered the Prussian army in 1868, fighting in the Franco-Prussian War. He rose steadily in the German Army, and became deputy chief of the General Staff in 1899, under the famous Alfred von Schlieffen.
The incident, which was later called the & 34;Boston Massacre,& 34; took place on March 5, 1770. Even though it was much too small to be called a & 34;massacre,& 34; patriot leaders such as Samuel Adams, John Hancock, and Paul Revere turned the minor struggle into a major issue. Patriots wrote pamphlets that exaggerated the violence in Boston.