Continental Infantryman of the American War of Independence

Continental Infantryman of the American War of Independence

by John Milsop, Steve Noon
     
 

America raised three distinct forces to win its revolution: untrained, short-service militiamen; state troops; and the regular Continentals. The latter were the backbone of the army, providing a disciplined and effective fighting force. Some infantrymen served with Arnold's Lake Champlain fleet as marines, while others fought conventionally in sieges and field

Overview


America raised three distinct forces to win its revolution: untrained, short-service militiamen; state troops; and the regular Continentals. The latter were the backbone of the army, providing a disciplined and effective fighting force. Some infantrymen served with Arnold's Lake Champlain fleet as marines, while others fought conventionally in sieges and field battles. This book takes a close look at the Continental infantryman of the period examining all facets of their daily life including recruitment, training, service conditions and combat experiences. Many armies have saved their nation: the Continentals helped build theirs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841765860
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
05/15/2003
Series:
Warrior Series
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
1,184,502
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.25(d)

Meet the Author


John Milsop works for the General Assembly of the State of New Jersey as Director, Program Evaluation. His primary areas of historic interest are the American War of Independence and the War of 1812. He has written articles for numerous magazines, including 'Military History Quarterly' and 'Military Illustrated'. This is his first book for Osprey.

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