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Armies of the Irish Rebellion 1798 (Men-at-Arms) by Stuart Reid

By Stuart Reid

A gorgeous exploration of a mythical second in Irish background. In 1798 with the British military preoccupied in combating France within the Caribbean and Mediterranean in addition to guarding Southeast England from threatened invasion, a co-ordinated rebellion broke out around the water in eire. Uniquely this was once neither a Catholic nor a Protestant uprising, yet relatively a joint attempt by way of leaders and insurgents from each side of the neighborhood. The Irish uprising (1798) was directed opposed to the corrupt govt established at Dublin fortress and was once encouraged partly by means of the people's revolutions in the United States and France. This identify illuminates the lives of the Irish peasants, armed normally with pikes, who faced the small variety of British troops dependent of their state.

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Similarly, for fatigue wear some of the men had trousers of blue or grey cloth or tartan, but as this garment was not officially recognized in clothing regulations it was acknowledged that ‘uniformity was not expected’. com Indeed, it is hard to avoid the impression that there was little effort to conform with regulations at all, and the officers seem to have been particularly resistant to any attempt to force them to wear Highland dress. D2: Private, Fraser Fencibles Raised in direct competition with the Reays, the Frasers should have been equally splendidly uniformed when they took the field against the French at Castlebar, for when first recruited they had the black velvet facings so often associated with Inverness-shire regiments, and were to wear ‘the usual highland garb with belted plaids, and philbegs [kilts] of Fraser tartan but without broadswords’.

C 2 & C 3 : P r i v a t e s , Ye o m a n r y i n f a n t r y Reliable information on the uniforms worn by the numerous infantry corps raised as part of the Irish Yeomanry is almost entirely lacking, and the two soldiers depicted here are therefore substantially based on Thomas Rowlandson’s exactly contemporary illustrations of their counterparts in the various London Volunteer corps. Evolution of British soldiers’ coats in the 1790s, in images based on a notebook associated with the London clothier J.

C 2 & C 3 : P r i v a t e s , Ye o m a n r y i n f a n t r y Reliable information on the uniforms worn by the numerous infantry corps raised as part of the Irish Yeomanry is almost entirely lacking, and the two soldiers depicted here are therefore substantially based on Thomas Rowlandson’s exactly contemporary illustrations of their counterparts in the various London Volunteer corps. Evolution of British soldiers’ coats in the 1790s, in images based on a notebook associated with the London clothier J.

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