Historical background - the British Army in 1745 /The Duke of Cumberland's army for the 1745-46 campaign: recruitment - regimental organization - the officers /Chronology: movements and marches - actions and casualties /The British Line: infantry - cavalry - artillery - marines /English provincial infantry: Harcourt's and Bolton's Regiments /English Line cavalry /English provincial cavalry: Georgia Rangers - Yorkshire Hunters - Kingston's Light Horse /Scottish infantry: 43rd Highlanders (Black Watch) - 64th Highlanders - Edinburgh Provincial Regiment - Argyll Militia /Foreign units: Hanoverian hussar escort - Hessian grenadiers and hussars - Dutch grenadiers and artillery - Swiss infantry/ Bibliography /Index
Employing the latest research and featuring full-colour artwork, this is the story of the duke of Cumberland's forces that defeated the Jacobites at Culloden in 1746.
Stuart Reid was born in Aberdeen in 1954 and is married with two sons. He has worked as a librarian and a professional soldier and his main focus of interest lies in the 18th and 19th centuries. This interest stems from having ancestors who served in the British Army and the East India Company and who fought at Culloden, Bunker Hill and even in the Texas Revolution. His books for Osprey include the highly acclaimed titles about King George's Army 1740-93 (Men-at-Arms 285, 289 and 292), and the British Redcoat 1740-1815 (Warrior 19 and 20).
"Packs in color artwork by illustrator Gerry Embleton as it covers the history and strategies of a 1700s army lead by one Duke of Cumberland, who assembled an army to defeat a Jacobite rebellion that threatened to restore the Stuarts to rule. Details include not just uniforms but a full chronology of military events and encounters, along with analysis that includes specific units' actions and battles through the campaign that ended at Culloden. Military history holdings specializing in U.K. early history will find this a fine addition." --The Midwest Book Review (April 2013)