Frontier Militiaman in the War of 1812

Southwestern Frontier

Frontier Militiaman in the War of 1812 cover

Frontier Militiaman in the War of 1812

Southwestern Frontier

Description

The great military effectiveness of semitrained local militia is one of the enduring myths of American military history. In this book Ed Gilbert reveals the truth behind this myth, shedding light on who these frontier men actually were and their role in the war of 1812. He chronicles how untrained and ineffective militia forces were transformed into a formidable fighting force through hard campaigning, fierce combat, and Andrew Jackson's equally fierce discipline. Contemporary illustrations and artwork depict the rough life on campaign, the uniforms worn by the militia, and how they fought and won crucial battles against Creek forces before inflicting a stunning defeat on the British Army in 1815, opening up the frontier for the new nation.

Product details

Published Apr 20 2012
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781846037740
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 6 b/w; 7 col
Series Warrior
Short code WAR 129
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Ed Gilbert

Ed Gilbert has written numerous titles in Osprey’s…

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Adam Hook

Adam Hook studied graphic design, and began his wo…

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