The vital Lake George - Lake Champlain corridor, always
a strategic link between New England and Canada, is the geographical
setting of this study of the uniforms and clothing of British
and Yankee soldiers and their Native American allies during the
French and Indian War. Historians and reenactors alike will consider
this book indispensable!
Brief historical sketches of the British campaigns
of 1755-1760 provide ample background information. A general description
of the military clothing, gear and equipment issued during this
period is followed by detailed descriptions of the items worn
and used by the different groups: Yankee Provincials, Rangers
and Light Infantry, Redcoats, Indian allies, and auxiliary troops.
Thirty-three excellent illustrations by well-known artist Joe
Lee greatly enhance this volume.
Sixteen informative appendices include: marching order
and parade dress of the British army, descriptions of "small clothes,"
regimental lace, facing colors, examples of markings, clothing
and gear issuance of 14 regiments and two Ranger units, and a
description of British musicians’ coats and gear. Includes a glossary
and an index of names, places and subjects.