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Insignia of rank may have varied from regiment to regiment. According to 47TH FOOT IN NORTH AMERICA, 1772-1781 Non Commissioned Officers Corporals The uniform distinction for a corporal was a shoulder knot of white cord on the right shoulder, a vestige of the extra slow match carried in earlier days. By the 1780s, regiments shifted to a ...


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What Samuel Johnson, the king, and parliament all ignored was the fact that the 13 colonies, unlike later 19th century colonies or some 18th century colonies, were not part of, nor totally possessions of, the Kingdom of Great Britain. Instead they were conceived when created to be miniature Englands where the English settlers would govern themselves with ...


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It may be noted that although popular US history often describes Great Britain as the mightiest power in the world at the time, Britain was rather puny in the size and power of its army. The Chinese Empire and some other Asian powers had armies in the hundreds of thousands, and at least four European powers, France, Russia, Austria, and Prussia, also had ...


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As a child in 1950's Britain, my school taught that the American Revolution was a revolution of Englishmen in America to preserve their historic liberties and rights against the attempt by the German (Hanoverian) King Georges I-III to impose a European-style monarchy on Britain. The story was that many British soldiers and even officers refused to go to ...


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You don't have to know, it just happens. Its basic economics. Supply and demand are intersecting diagonal curves, the intersection of which is the market price. As supply of an item goes up, you shove its diagonal curve higher up the supply axis (to the right in the graph above). That puts the intersection between the two lower on the price axis. In short,...


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The French Candadian's weren't interested, as they didn't get along with the New England Protestants, and had been at war with them a few short years previous. They were content to mostly sit out this new war. Most of the English in what is now Canada lived in the maritime provinces; these were dominated by the British navy, as they controlled access to the ...


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I know that the targeting of officers was not permitted in European armies. American military leaders were mostly veterans of Britain's war against the French and Natives, so they knew how European armies fought. America modeled its military after the British, French, and Spanish; dressing ranks, firing vollies, and for the most part, they didn't shoot ...



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