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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It is estimated that some 20,000 landed and settled in Nova Scotia; another 15,000 arrived on the shores of what would become in 1784 the province of New Brunswick, and a few hundred went to Prince Edward Island. The transfer was largely carried out as a military operation except that, in this instance, officers and men were accompanied by their families and friends, with all the goods that they could bring. The Loyalist provincial regiments from New York were transferred as units to the new land that they would settle; only when on the spot and when the land had been distributed would they formally disband.

We are aware that to expect this Cloathing should be totally laid aside, for such reasons, after the great expense the Crown has been at, must be deemed unreasonable; our wishes only are that Your Excellency will Order us, Red Clothing, as along as any remains in Store, and that the Blue may be made use of the last (Add Mss 21,821). Secondly, in about 1779 the green coats of the King's Royal Regt of New York were changed for red faced with blue, the uniform it kept until the end of the war. There may have been "a Blue Worm in the men's lace" from 1781 (Add Mss 24,323).

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.

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