By René Chartrand, Gerry Embleton, Samuel Embleton
Forty eight стр, около forty черно-белых иллюстраций, eight цветных вклеек.
Данный выпуск посвящен «американским лоялистам» - противникам независимости, сражавшимся на стороне Великобритании во время войны за независимость США.
Дается перечень основных групп лоялистов, их примерный численный состав, вооружение, снаряжение, униформа.
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To Central America, February 1780; took part in capture of Fort San Juan, Nicaragua, on April 29; ravaged by fever; March 1781, remnants incorporated into the Independent Companies - see above (CO 137/76-80). 98 men, half sent to Central America. March 1781, incorporated into Independent Companies - see above (CO 137/80). Loyal American Rangers William Odell, "a Major in the Island Militia, an active and spirited young officer" from Jamaica, was sent to New York City in May 1780 to recruit this corps "intended for the Spanish Main," as its "Major-Commandant" (CO 137/77).
Some 400 sailors who were in the city were also embodied. The militiamen fought bravely in the repulse of the American assault during the night of December 31. In early March 1776 a militia company of invalids was formed from among those incapable of heavy garrison duties but equal to guarding prisons and stores. The Quebec militia were a soldierly-looking body during the siege; in March, Lt Ainslie noted at a parade that the militiamen "had their arms in excellent order and looked very well considering all things" relative to a winter siege.
Red coats, but with no facing or button colors, are indicated in Wiederhold's 1783 Ms Almanack. The facings are confirmed by the surviving coat of Capt John Legget, which is scarlet with dark blue collar, cuffs and lapels, gold buttons (stamped with crowned "RP"), square-ended gold lace buttonholes set in pairs, gold epaulettes and white turnbacks. It thus seems that the officers indulged in lace while the men's buttonholes were plain. (Collection of the Public Archives of Nova Scotia, Halifax) 03: 84th Foot, Royal Highland Emigrants, 1777-84 The Highland-style red coats faced with blue with the "Highland part of the Cloathing, viz.
American Loyalist Troops 1775-84 by René Chartrand, Gerry Embleton, Samuel Embleton