To celebrate the 450th title in the Men-at-Arms series, this book examines in much more depth than previously the units and the uniforms of a still-controversial army: the many thousands of American colonists who chose to fight for King George during the Revolution. As well as the better-known corps from the Atlantic seaboard, the author covers the units raised for service against the Spanish in the Floridas, the Caribbean islands and Central America. The text is illustrated with portraits, photographs of rare surviving artefacts, and with color reconstructions by Gerry Embleton, the respected expert on 18th century American forces whose work was recently exhibited in the Smithsonian Institute.The shirt is white, the gorget, cross and arm bracelets silver, over narrow dark brown crossbelts with a silver buckle. ... Butlera#39;s Rangers represented a very different application of light infantry tactics; this corps specialized in raids on wilderness frontier ... of the other units hovered between 100 and 200 men, sometimes fewer, and these were thus unable to make any serious contribution ( CO 5/96 and 97).
|Title||:||American Loyalist Troops 1775-84|
|Author||:||Rene Chartrand, Gerry Embleton, Samuel Embleton|
|Publisher||:||Osprey Publishing - 2013-02-20|