SMALL ARMS OF THE BRITISH FORCES IN AMERICA 1664-1815
Author: De Witt Bailey, Ph.D.
Publisher: Andrew Mowbray Publishers, Mar 2009
The long-awaited guide to the British firearms & accoutrements carrie on the battlefields of North America. The French & Indian Wars, the American Revolution & the War of 1812 are all covered in amazing detail, as are the age of colonialism & peacetime years. 400+ photos; 8.5x11 inches, 376 pgs.
From noted researcher De Witt Bailey comes this long -awaited guide to the British firearms and accoutrements carrie on the battlefields of North America. The French and Indian Wars, the American Revolution and the War of 1812 are all covered in amazing detail, as are the age of colonialism and peacetime years.
So whether your topic is Braddock's March, Bunker Hill or the Battle of New Orleans, the information you are seeking will be found here. Weapons of all the land and sea forces are included - with detailed photographs that allow individual examples to be identified and dated quickly and easily.
Also included is a true motherlode of issue data taken directly from Ordnance records. If you are trying to figure out "which regiment got what," then this book is sure to thrill you with the amount of previously unpublished information that it presents. The end result gives the reader a unique understanding of the relationship between British military weapons and the men who carried them. Nothing this ambitious has ever been attempted before and the results are nothing short of spectacular.
? From Brown Bess Muskets to Rifles, Carbines and Pistols, this Groundbreaking Study Covers it All!
? A Whole New System for Identifying and Dating British Weapons
? Decades of Research in Ordnance Records Are Now Revealed
? A "Must-Have" Resource For Revolutionary War Enthusiasts
More than 400 detailed photographs show the features and markings that are critical to understanding these fascinating weapons!
WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING:
~ "No serious gun collector or student of 18th-centure military life can afford to do without this essential new book." - Erik Goldstein, Colonial Williamsburg
~ "Will be greatly welcomed by every student of historic firearms and the early history of the British Army..." - Alan J. Guy, National Army Museum