The Spanish Army In North America 1700-1793 by RENÉ CHARTRANDThe Spanish Army In North America 1700-1793 by RENÉ CHARTRAND

The Spanish Army In North America 1700-1793

byRENÉ CHARTRANDIllustratorDavid Rickman

Paperback | November 22, 2011

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A classic Men-at-Arms title detailing a major chapter in American military history. North American colonial history can broadly be divided into 'New France', 'New England' and 'New Spain. The latter covered a vast expanse of land from California to the whole of the south-west and south including modern-day Florida, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Alabama, Mississippi and Illinois. Spanish America played a significant role in British and American campaigns in particular the American Revolution. Spanish units fought against the British throughout the Revolution providing a major distraction to the British forces and helping in some way to ensure the eventual success of the colonials.

René Chartrand is an international authority on the subject, he has amassed an array of original archival documents and illustrations to provide a fresh perspective on the key units and actions throughout the continent. In particular, he has provided a detailed listing of exactly where Spanish units were raised and based including major forts and places of interest to visit. Interest in Spanish American history is on the increase and this is a timely discussion of an aspect of American military history which is too often overlooked.

René Chartrand was born in Montreal and educated in Canada, the United States and the Bahamas. A senior curator with Canada's National Historic Sites for nearly three decades, he is now a freelance writer and historical consultant. He has written numerous articles and books including over 30 Osprey titles. He lives in Gatineau, Quebec,...
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Title:The Spanish Army In North America 1700-1793Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.84 × 7.35 × 0.17 inPublished:November 22, 2011Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1849085978

ISBN - 13:9781849085977

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Table of Contents

Introduction /Background: the captaincies-generals of Spanish North America /Chronology of main actions with participating units /Colonial units: origins, organization, 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