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Frontier Militiaman in the War of 1812: Southwestern Frontier
     

Frontier Militiaman in the War of 1812: Southwestern Frontier

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by Ed Gilbert
 

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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

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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.

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“Ed Gilbert has done a grand job of telling the story of these often forgotten men...Add to it contemporary illustrations with the artwork of Adam Hook, and you have a superlative book on a subject that I found particularly fascinating. I'm positive you will feel the same way once you read this so put the grabs on this title when you come across it at your local shop. You'll find it to be a major myth-buster.” —Scott Van Aken, www.modelingmadness.com (April 2009)

“[Frontier Militaiman] surveys ... the actions of untrained men who formed militia forces worthy of historical mention.” —California Bookwatch (November 2008)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781780966397
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
04/20/2012
Series:
Warrior , #129
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
844,036
File size:
9 MB

Meet the Author

ED GILBERT is a native of Alabama, with a lifelong interest in the Creek War. He was a Marine Corps artilleryman, an NCO instructor in the USMCR, a college professor, and for 28 years worked in geological research and oil and gas exploration worldwide. Now semiretired, he works only on special projects. In addition to other volumes for Osprey, Ed is the author of a three-volume series on the history of Marine Corps tank units, Marine Tank Battles in the Pacific, Marine Corps Tank Battles in Korea, and Marine Corps Tank Battles in Vietnam.

Adam Hook studied graphic design, and began his work as an illustrator in 1983. He specializes in detailed historical reconstructions, and has illustrated Osprey titles on the Aztecs, the Greeks, several 19th century American subjects, and a number of books in the Fortress series. His work features in exhibitions and publications throughout the world.
ED GILBERT is a native of Alabama, with a lifelong interest in the Creek War. He was a Marine Corps artilleryman, an NCO instructor in the USMCR, a college professor, and for 28 years worked in geological research and oil and gas exploration worldwide. Now semiretired, he works only on special projects. In addition to other volumes for Osprey, Ed is the author of a three-volume series on the history of Marine Corps tank units: Marine Tank Battles in the Pacific; Marine Corps Tank Battles in Korea; and Marine Corps Tank Battles in Vietnam. He is currently at work on a fourth volume covering the involvement of Marine Corps tank units in Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, and Somalia, as well as a study of the mechanization of the Fleet Marine Force divisions in World War II.
Adam Hook studied graphic design, and began his work as an illustrator in 1983. He specializes in detailed historical reconstructions, and has illustrated Osprey titles on subjects as diverse as the Aztecs, the Ancient Greeks, Roman battle tactics, several 19th-century American subjects, the modern Chinese Army, and a number of books in the Fortress series. His work features in exhibitions and publications throughout the world.

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Frontier Militiaman in the War of 1812: Southwestern Frontier 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very excellent book that tells you about how conditions really were for a Frontier militiaman serving in the War of 1812. Shows careful research.