The Scottish Jacobite Army 1745-46

The Scottish Jacobite Army 1745-46


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781846030734
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 10/31/2006
Series: Elite , #149
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 1,101,616
Product dimensions: 7.23(w) x 9.88(h) x 0.17(d)

About the Author

Stuart Reid was born in Aberdeen in 1954 and is married with one son. He has worked as a librarian and a professional soldier and his main focus of interest lies in the 18th and 19th centuries. This interest stems from having ancestors who served in the British Army and the East India Company and who fought at Culloden, Bunker Hill and even in the Texas Revolution. The author lives in Newcastle, UK.

Table of Contents

· Historical background · The context - development of Scottish military institutions · Recruitment, 1745: genuine volunteers - conscripts: Highland clan system - Lowland recruitment - mercenaries - 'turned' prisoners of war · Organization - integration of semi-feudal groups into larger units · Cavalry · The French contingent · Weapons, other equipment, and fighting tactics · The aftermath - prisoner recruitment into British Army · The Plates (clothing and uniforms)

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