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

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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:
Osprey Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
05/15/2003
Series:
Warrior Series
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
918,663
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.25(d)

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