The American Provincial Corps 1775–84

The American Provincial Corps 1775–84

Men-at-Arms 1
  • Author: Philip Katcher
  • Illustrator: Michael Youens
  • Short code: MAA 1
  • Publication Date: 15 Jun 1973
  • ISBN: 9780850451481
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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About this Product

Initially British officials were reluctant to accept the offers of loyal subjects to form fighting units but eventually the potential of a Provincial corps was realized. Yet they never received the whole-hearted support of the British regular army and this was a factor in their evental defeat. Nonetheless the Provincial Corps served with distinction - even fighting against the Spanish in Nicaragua and the Bahamas - and some remained in service for several more years by relocating to Canada. This book examines their experiences in this continental conflict and details their uniforms and equipment.

Biographical Note

Philip Katcher was born in Los Angeles, California, to parents involved in the film industry. He was educated at the University of Maryland and served in the US Army in Vietnam. He has also been an active participant in living history activities, especially in the 18th and 19th century periods. He has written a number of books on various periods of US military history and presently is editor/publisher of Military Images Magazine. Michael Youens is a skilful artist who has illustrated a number of titles in the Men-at-Arms series on a variety of subjects.


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