British Army Uniforms of the American Revolution 1751-1783

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Casemate Publishers, Jan 1, 2012 - History - 377 pages
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Based on contemporary records and paintings, this book identifies each cavalry and infantry regiment and illustrates changes in uniforms, their facing colors and the nature and shape of lace worn by officers, NCOs and private soldiers from 1751 to 1783. Regiments that served in the American War of Independence are noted and the book includes more than 200 full-color plates of uniforms and distinctions. Divided into four sections, it not only details the cavalry and infantry uniforms of the period but also the tartans of the Highland regiments, some of which were short-lived, and the distinction of the Guards' regiments.
 

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Extremely helpful when it comes to researching the look of British troops in the Seven Years' War and the American Revolution. Artfully done with an eye towards simplicity and comprehension.

Contents

Preface
4
Chapter Two Cavalry Coats and ackets
11
Chapter Five Cavalry Netherwear
18
Chapter Seven Cavalry Horse Furniture
27
Part Two The Cavalry
41
Chapter Ten Regiments of Heavy and Light Cavalry
52
Part Three The Infantry Commonalities
111
Chapter Thirteen Infantry Buttons and Lace
124
Chapter Sixteen Infantry Tartans of the Highland Regiments
132
Chapter Eighteen Infantry Weapons
144
Part Four The Infantry
152
Chapter Twenty Regiments of Foot
163
Appendix A Rank Distinctions of Officers and Enlisted Men
354
Appendix B Facings and Loop Table
360
The Sources
366
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After service in the RAF as an engineer specializing in guided weapons, Carl Franklin worked for British Aerospace and Royal Ordnance until retiring in 1990. He now spends most of his time researching and writing and is the author of British Rockets of the Napoleonic and Colonial Wars 1805-1901; British Napoleonic Field Artillery and British Napoleonic Uniforms.

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