Wednesday, 2 November 2011

MAA 475 THE SPANISH ARMY IN NORTH AMERICA 1700-1793


Thanks to Thomsomfeld for letting me know about this new Osprey (Image here) by Chartrand/Rickman. The bumph reads
Long before England established a serious presence in the New World, Spain had already established an overseas Empire. In North America, this included vast tracts of territory including most of what today comprises the states of Florida, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Alabama, Illinois and California. In later years, as the British and the French came to expand their claims, they often came into conflict with the Spanish. The Spanish also played a significant part during the American Revolution, fighting against the British and drawing off forces needed to fight the Americans. This book covers all of the North American Spanish forces that fought in the campaigns of the 18th Century.
Contents
Introduction * Background: the captaincies-generals of Spanish North America * Chronology of main actions with participating units * Colonial units: origins, organisation, deployments, weapons, uniforms, flags – major reforms under King Carlos III from 1759 – list of units, with emphasis on those that served during American Revolution * Colonial militias

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