American Loyalist Troops 1775-84 by René Chartrand, Gerry Embleton, Samuel Embleton

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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E. allowed to return to duty - fromJuly 24, 1782. See also Pennsylvania Loyalists, and Maryland Loyalists, under The 13 Colonies. West Florida Loyal Refugees Cavalry corps of two companies raised from Loyalists at Pensacola in 1777 under Capt Alexander Cameron and Capt Richard Pearis; employed "in suppressing the rum trade round Mobile Bay" from early 1778 (American Mss I: 187); third company raised, June 1778, under Capt William McIntosh. Unit seems later to have been reduced to Capt Pearis' company only, which surrendered to Spanish on June 10, 1780.

1777-83 This may have been one of the first loyalist units to receive red coats rather than green; red is mentioned as its uniform color as early as 1777-78. The blue facings are mentioned in December 1780, when a runaway slave from Capt John Collet's company took "2 green coats turned up with blue, yellow buttons and a gold epaulette" (South Carolina Gazette, December 1780) - so the unit may also have had green coats. By the last year of the war Wiederhold's 1783 Ms Almanack listed its uniform as being red coats faced with green, with gold buttons for officers.

A silver button in the Canadian War Museum collections, engraved "Rangers," with a crown above and wreath around, is associated with this unit. 1779-83 According to the 1777 List the first uniform was green. This is confirmed by a description of men from the unit taken prisoner by the Americans as dressed in "a green coat, white waistcoat and breeches" when they escaped in December 1777 (Pennsylvania Packet, December 24, 1777). The unit "changed their green coats for red ones" in about May 1778 (New Jersey Gaiette, June 17, 1778).

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