General Washington's Army (2)

General Washington's Army (2)

1779–83

Men-at-Arms 290
  • Author: Marko Zlatich
  • Illustrator: Bill Younghusband
  • Short code: MAA 290
  • Publication Date: 13 Nov 1995
  • ISBN: 9781855325906
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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For the early years of the American War of Independence, George Washington's troops were clothed in a variety of uniforms from various sources. With the receipt in late 1778 of over 25,000 uniforms imported from France, much of the Continental army was uniformly clothed in blue or brown coats faced with red. This study by Marko Zlatich focuses on the systems used by state and Continental authorities to procure clothing materials from this point onwards, the quantities they obtained and the specifications of the uniforms themselves. Eight colour plates by the talented Bill Younghusband and a plethora of black and white photographs and illustrations usefully support the author's detailed text. Men-at-Arms 273, 285, 289, 290 and 292 are also available in a single volume special edition as 'Soldiers of the Revolutionary War'.

Biographical Note

Marko Zlatich lives in Washington, D.C. Having worked for 25 years managing technical information services at the World Bank, Marko has now retired. He now spends much of his time engaged as an associate researcher with the Division of Armed Forces History at the Smithsonian Institution. He has contributed to a large number of publications and has had many articles published on the American War of Independence. Bill Younghusband was born in 1936. He was educated in Devon and studied at Newton Abbot College of Art. He has been interested in all things military since childhood, and this interest was compounded through the reading of authors such as G. A. Henty. In 1954 he joined the Life Guards and saw service in Egypt and Cyprus. Bill is a respected military illustrator of more than 15 years experience, and has illustrated many Osprey books including Men-at-Arms 299 Austrian Auxiliary Troops 1792-1816 and Campaigns 48 Salamanca 1812 and 59 Vittoria 1813. He is married with one daughter and currently lives in Ireland.

Contents

Introduction Continental Uniforms 1779-1782 State Uniforms The Plates

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