Armies of Early Colonial North America 1607–1713

History, Organization and Uniforms

Gabriele Esposito

Date Published :
May 2018
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Illustration :
Approx 40 integrated and 8 full-page plates
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Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781526725219
Pages : 192
Dimensions : 9.5 X 6.5 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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Gabriele Esposito presents a detailed overview of the military history of Colonial North America during its earliest period, from the first colonial settlement in Jamestown to the end of the first continental war fought in the Americas. He follows the development of organization and uniforms not only for the British Colonies of North America but also for the French ones of Canada. Every colonial unit formed by the Europeans in the New World, as well as the regular troops sent to America by Britain and France, is covered in detail: from the early militias of the Thirteen Colonies to the expeditionary forces formed during the War of the Spanish Succession. Great military events, like King Philip’s War or Bacon’s Rebellion, are analyzed and the evolution of tactics employed in this theater are discussed, showing how much warfare was influenced by the terrain and conditions in North America. Dozens of illustrations, including color art works, show the first military uniforms ever worn in North America, as well as interesting details of weaponry and equipment used.

About The Author

Gabriele Esposito is an Italian researcher and a long-time student of military history, whose interests and expertise range widely over various periods. He is the author of numerous books on armies and uniforms and is a regular contributor to many specialized magazines in Italy, France, Netherlands and UK. His many previous works include Armies of Early Colonial North America 1607-1713, published by Pen & Sword in 2018.


"Gabriele Esposito has written exactly the type of book that researchers and eager students of the seventeenth century can come back to time and again for reference: whether looking for troop or artillery strength in a certain conflict, or the type of arms and attire specific to a soldier in a given year."

- The Colonial Review

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