Frontier Militiaman in the War of 1812: Southwestern Frontier

Author:   Ed Gilbert ,  Mr Adam Hook
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Volume:   No. 129
ISBN:  

9781846032752


Pages:   64
Publication Date:   10 September 2008
Format:   Paperback
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Frontier Militiaman in the War of 1812: Southwestern Frontier


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The great military effectiveness of semitrained local militia is one of the enduring myths of American military history. In this book Ed Gilbert reveals the truth behind this myth, shedding light on who these frontier men actually were and their role in the war of 1812. He chronicles how untrained and ineffective militia forces were transformed into a formidable fighting force through hard campaigning, fierce combat, and Andrew Jackson's equally fierce discipline. Contemporary illustrations and artwork depict the rough life on campaign, the uniforms worn by the militia, and how they fought and won crucial battles against Creek forces before inflicting a stunning defeat on the British Army in 1815, opening up the frontier for the new nation.

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Author:   Ed Gilbert ,  Mr Adam Hook
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint:   Osprey Publishing
Volume:   No. 129
Dimensions:   Width: 18.40cm , Height: 0.70cm , Length: 24.80cm
Weight:   0.216kg
ISBN:  

9781846032752


ISBN 10:   184603275
Pages:   64
Publication Date:   10 September 2008
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Manufactured on demand   Availability explained
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Language:   English

Table of Contents

Introduction * Chronology * Recruitment * Training * Appearance and Equipment * On Campaign * Belief and Belonging * In Combat * Aftermath * Bibliography * Color Plate Commentary * Index

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[ Frontier Militaiman ] surveys ... the actions of untrained men who formed militia forces worthy of historical mention. - California Bookwatch, November 2008


Author Information

ED GILBERT is a native of Alabama, with a lifelong interest in the Creek War. He was a Marine Corps artilleryman, an NCO instructor in the USMCR, a college professor, and for 28 years worked in geological research and oil and gas exploration worldwide. Now semiretired, he works only on special projects. In addition to other volumes for Osprey, Ed is the author of a three-volume series on the history of Marine Corps tank units, Marine Tank Battles in the Pacific, Marine Corps Tank Battles in Korea, and Marine Corps Tank Battles in Vietnam. Adam Hook studied graphic design, and began his work as an illustrator in 1983. He specializes in detailed historical reconstructions, and has illustrated Osprey titles on the Aztecs, the Greeks, several 19th century American subjects, and a number of books in the Fortress series. His work features in exhibitions and publications throughout the world.

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