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Continental Infantryman of the American Revolution
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Manufacturer: Osprey Books
Stock Number: OSP WAR68
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Author: John Milsop
Illustrator: Steve Noon

About this book
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.

  • Introduction
  • Chronology
  • Enlistment
  • Training
  • Appearance and Equipment
  • Conditions of Service
  • On Campaign
  • Belief and Belonging
  • The Experience of Battle
  • Collections, Museums and Re-enactment
  • Bibliography
  • Glossary
  • Colour Plate Commentaries
  • Index
Paperback; July 2004; 64 pages; ISBN: 9781841765860

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