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.
Read an extract of American Loyalist Troops 1775–84
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION·LOYALIST PARTICIPATION IN MAJOR ACTIONS·UNIT HISTORIES: The 13 Colonies; Canada; Nova Scotia, Island of St John & Newfoundland; East & West Florida; West Indies & Central America·LOYAL VOLUNTEER MILITIAS· AFTERMATH·SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY· PLATE COMMENTARIES: Uniforms: the American command – the Canadian command·INDEX