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The seldom seen personal side of the American Revolution...an album of the things and tools with which the individual soldier kept his body and spirit alive and battled for independence - a distinguished keepsake for custodians of that heritage 200 years later. The Continental Soldier.....his cooking and eating utensils, canteen, knapsack, tents, musical instruments, his clothes, uniforms, insignia, his tools for building campsites and fortifications, his artillery, engineering and horse equipment, his guns, bullets, edged weapons, his scalpels, saws, medical, surgical supplies....all of the intimate physical things for daily living and all of the tools for revolution recreate here the War for Independence as it really was for the soldier. The book includes 200 photographs of actual specimens and special paintings and drawings by leading military artists, THE BOOK OF THE CONTINENTAL SOLDIER offers an eyewitness kind of understanding of how the Continental Army functioned, of the things the soldier used to live and to win. Despite an impressive shelf of technical and popular studies and biographies of the conflict and the era, this handsome book deals with an almost neglected area. Harold L. Peterson (1922-1978) wrote nineteen books in the historical firearms field, was an arms and armor adviser and consultant to national and international museums, a Fellow of the Company of Military Historians, and a winner of the U.S. Department of the Interior Distinguished Service medal for outstanding contributions in historical research and museum planning. In 1963, he was appointed the Chief Curator of the U.S. National Park Service and all of the national historic sites, a post he held until his death in 1978. This book is recommended as a standard work in the field of military history by the Company of Military Historians.
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