Patriot Militiaman in the American Revolution 1775–82

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Patriot Militiaman in the American Revolution 1775–82

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The American Revolution was a decisive conflict, which saw the birth of a new nation. Continental Army regulars fought in massive and famous battles from New England to Virginia, but in the South a different kind of warfare was afoot. Local militia, sometimes stiffened by a small core of the Continental Line, played a pivotal role. This lesser-known war ultimately decided the fate of the Revolution by thwarting the British "Southern strategy". In this title, the authors provide a unique and personal focus on the history of their own ancestors, who fought for the South Carolina Militia, to show just how effective the irregular forces were in a complex war of raids, ambushes, and pitched battles. The book explores the tactics, equipment, leadership and performance of the opposing Patriot and Rebel forces, shining new light on the vicious struggle in the South.

Table of Contents

Introduction /Chronology of the War in the South /The Militia System (Recruitment, Training, Conditions of Service) /Belief and Belonging /Appearance /Weapons and Equipment /On Campaign – Life in the Field /Battle I – The British Ascendant /Battle II – The Final Battles /Museums, Reenactments, and Commemorative Parks /Glossary /References and Resources

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Published 20 Jun 2015
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781472807540
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 66 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Warrior
Short code WAR 176
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Ed Gilbert

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Catherine Gilbert

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Steve Noon

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