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By René Chartrand, Gerry Embleton, Samuel Embleton

To mark the 450th booklet within the Men-at-Arms sequence we go back to the topic of the first actual ebook within the sequence, which was once released approximately 35 years in the past. writer of 27 different Men-at-Arms titles René Chartrand makes use of newly chanced on fabric to supply a extra sleek research of the yankee Provincial Corps during this e-book, American Loyalist Troops. filled with new photos, thoroughly new and updated textual content and illustrations from Gerry Embleton (the much-loved illustrator of over 60 Osprey titles) this publication examines the heritage of the yankee volunteers who fought at the aspect of King George within the American innovative warfare (1775-1783).

In overall anything among 30,000 and 50,000 of those "Tories" served in dozens of devices, on all fronts from Canada to Florida, and plenty of regiments distinctive themselves in conflict. After the ultimate British defeat the survivors and their households withdrew, many into Canada, the place they persevered to supply a devoted military to guard the Crown territory. This publication will offer up-to-date and entire info on unit identities, commanders, strengths, components of enlistment, wrestle list, strategies, uniforms and equipment.

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Instead, the recruits arriving at Quebec in November and December were issued green coats with red collar, cuffs and lapels, buff waistcoats and breeches. The officers and men had laced hats, the former with silver. " The men were further instructed on September 1, 1776, to keep their old (1775 issue) uniforms for fatigues (WO 1/11; LAC, MG23, K1 /21). " (JSAHR; author's photo) B3: Loyalist infantryman, Atlantic seaboard provinces, 1776-77 Following the British occupation of New York and the launching of the recruiting drive to raise Loyalist corps, uniforms were ordered to be sent from Britain to America on August 30, 1776 (T 64/106).

There amalgamated into Duke of Cumberland's Regt and Odell's Loyal American Rangers in April 1783. 70 men drawn from various American Loyalist units at StAugustine. The objective of this private expedition was to retake Nassau, the capital and key to the Bahamas, from the Spanish. Using his commission in the disbanded South Carolina Royal Foresters, Deveaux took command, skilfully landed his force on the island of New Providence on 14 April, and took the weakly garrisoned Fort Montague and a couple of Spanish vessels.

This unit was to act mainly as rangers, but no further information about it appears to be known. InJune 1782 royal authority was given to proceed with "raising two Battalions of Free Mulattoes and Blacks" in Jamaica as "a means of removing the [British] Regular Troops to more healthy Stations, by which a number of very valuable lives may be preserved" (CO 137/82). The 1st Bn was led by Maj William Henry Ricketts, the 2nd by Maj William Lewis. A 3rd Bn, authorized on August 14 under Maj Nathaniel Beckford, was also raised and is listed in the 1783Jamaica Almanack.

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