British Forces in North America
Artwork by Gerry Embleton
you are interested in the campaigns waged in North America during
the Napoleonic Wars then this is a terrific book to have in your
only does Rene Chartrand cover the uniforms of the main British
regiments posted in Canada - the 41st and 49th Foot - but he goes
into wonderful detail about the colonial units that served.
include the Queen's Rangers, the King's New Brunswick Regiment,
the Island of St John Volunteers, the Royal Canadian Volunteers,
the Royal Canadian Fencibles, Canadian Voltigeurs and Voyageurs,
the Compagnie des Guides, the Quebec Volunteersand the Canadian
Forces in North America 1793-1815 has a four-page chronology
that not only covers the important events of the period, but also
where particular units and detachments were posted.
listed is a breakdown of all the British regiments that were in
North America and the Caribbean, where they served and when they
has done a terrific job in collating all the information he has
and it is well illustrated with more than 50 photographs of uniforms,
equipment and a lot of military portraits. There are a large number
of pictures of colonial commanders, although I was a little surprised
the likes of General Sir Isaac Brock and other regular army leaders
were not used.
eight colour plates by Gerry Embleton are superb and show off
the many types of uniforms that were worn by the British and colonial
regulars and the militia.
Forces in North America 1793-1815 is the book to go for if
you need to find out about units that served during the period.