British Forces in North America 1793–1815

British Forces in North America 1793–1815

Men-at-Arms 319
  • Author: René Chartrand
  • Illustrator: Gerry Embleton
  • Short code: MAA 319
  • Publication Date: 25 Sep 1998
  • ISBN: 9781855327412
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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The end of the American Revolution in 1783 confirmed the independence of the republic of the United States of America from Great Britain. Britain, however, still managed to make its presence felt in North America. Britain's Orders in Council concerning trade were a major irritant which, added to other issues including the sale of Louisiana and the impressment of American soldiers by the Royal Navy, finally caused the United States to declare war on 19 June 1812. This volume examines in detail the organisation, tactics and equipment of the British forces between 1793 and 1815.

Biographical Note

René Chartrand was born in Montral and educated in Canada, the United States and the Bahamas. A senior curator with Canada's National Historic Sites for nearly three decades, he is now a freelance writer and historical consultant. He has written numerous articles and books including almost 20 Osprey titles and the first two volumes of Canadian Military Heritage. He lives in Hull, Quebec, with his wife and two sons. Gerry Embleton has been a leading historical illustrator since the early 1970s specialising in the 18th and 19th centuries. An illustrator, and author, of a number of Osprey titles he has lived in Switzerland since the early 1980s.

Contents

Introduction Chronological Table The British Regular Army British Army Dress Winter Dress in Canada Colonial Regular Units Lower Canada Lower Canada Sedentary Militia Upper Canada Militia The Indian Country Militias of the Atlantic Colonies Select Bibliography Books and Articles The Plates

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