Freemen, Freeholders and Citizen Soldiers

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Freemen, Freeholders and Citizen Soldiers

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Freemen, Freeholders and Citizen Soldiers

Brenton C. Kemmer

Heritage Books

ISBN 0-7884-0620-5

The sub title is 'an organisational history of Jonathon Bagley's regiment 1755 - 1760' and this slim 100 page volume does exactly what it says on the tin, packed full of detail on recruitment, uniforms, gear and equipment the book chronicles everyday life in the regiment. It is accompanied by excellent black and white line drawings.

The introduction implies that the units service alongside regular British Army units helped plant the seeds which blossomed into full blown revolution a decade and a half later but the text does not appear to give any evidence to support this, the author also seems to prefer to call the British Army the English army which given the depth of research is curious and a little bedruging of the contribution of regiments such as the Black Watch at Ticonderoga.

Still the merits of this book lie in the quantity of factual information it contains and I highly recommend it if this particular slice of history is your thing.

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