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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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He tricked the Spanish into thinking they faced a much 33 Cuff detail from the coatee of Lt French of the 2nd King's Royal Regiment of New York. The regimental buttons have a central crowned "KRR" in ornate script between side wreaths, and "NEW YORK" below. (Canadian War Museum, Ottawa; author's photo) 34 larger force than Nassau's garrison of 300 regulars, and he now assumed the rank of colonel - his rank in the South Carolina Militia. His force was joined by most of the New Providence Militia, re-raised after being disbanded by the Spanish.

Com. Loyalist settlers drawing lots for their land, 1783-84, in a print after c. w. Jefferys. The leader of the new settlement, nearly always an officer, wrote the numbers of the plots to be granted on pieces of paper. As the men drew the slips from a hat the land agent wrote the name of each settler on the plot he had picked out, and registered the name and number in his notebook. In some instances the settlers camped in tents until a government agent arrived to assign 40 the land. The British government provided building tools, clothing, seed, livestock and food until the settlers were self-sufficient.

It is clear that by 1778 green coats were no longer in favor except for light infantry and some cavalry units, and otherwise were being replaced with red. In that year mittens, shoes, leggings, white worsted stockings, linen for making shirts, blankets, haversacks, canteens, hand hatchets and other camp items were also sent for the estimated 10,000 provincials in New York, Rhode Island and Nova Scotia (CO /170). In 1780, this shipment was repeated in most particulars for 10,000 "provincials in Georgia and New York," and 10,000 pairs of "woollen or linen trousers supposed equal to 10,000 pairs of leggings" were added at the suggestion of Lord Amherst, then commander-in-chief of the army (CO 5/174).

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