The end of the American Revolution in 1783 confirmed the independence of the republic of the United States of America from Great Britain. Britain, however, still managed to make its presence felt in North America. Britain's Orders in Council concerning trade were a major irritant which, added to other issues including the sale of Louisiana and the impressment of American soldiers by the Royal Navy, finally caused the United States to declare war on 19 June 1812. This volume examines in detail the organisation, tactics and equipment of the British forces between 1793 and 1815.
"British Forces in North America 1793-1815 covers the dress and units active in North America during the timeframe. This Osprey title contains great information on not just the British Forces but the "Canadian Units" including provincial, incorporated, volunteer, fencible, select embodied and sedentary militias... a great adddition to the library of anyone interested in North American military history, the illustrations are first rate and the overview provided by the text and plate descriptions is a fast way to come to terms with the dress, terminology, and style of the times." -Captain Zane Piekenbrock, Canadian Army Journal (Winter 2006)
British Forces in North America 1793-1815 by Rene Chartrand