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To mark the 450th book in the Men-at-Arms series we return to the subject of the very first book in the series, which was published nearly 35 years ago. Author of 27 other Men-at-Arms titles René Chartrand uses newly discovered material to offer a more modern analysis of the American Provincial Corps in this book, American Loyalist Troops. Packed with new photographs, completely new and up-to-date text and illustrations from Gerry Embleton (the much-loved illustrator of over 60 Osprey titles) this book examines the history of the American volunteers who fought on the side of King George in the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783).

In total something between 30,000 and 50,000 of these "Tories" served in dozens of units, on all fronts from Canada to Florida, and many regiments distinguished themselves in battle. After the final British defeat the survivors and their families withdrew, many into Canada, where they continued to provide a loyal militia to defend the Crown territory. This book will provide updated and comprehensive information on unit identities, commanders, strengths, areas of enlistment, combat record, tactics, uniforms and equipment.

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

Product details

Published Sep 23 2008
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781846033148
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 40 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 450
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Author

René Chartrand

RENÉ CHARTRAND was born in Montreal and educated i…

Illustrator

Gerry Embleton

Gerry Embleton has been a leading illustrator an…

Illustrator

Ian Rotherham

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