An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Uniforms of the American War of Independence 1775-1783: An Expert Guide to the Uniforms of the American Militias and Continental Army, the Armies and Navies of Great Britain and France, German and Spanish Units, and American Indian Allies by Digby Smith, Kevin F. Kiley (Hardback, 2008)
The uniforms of the fighting men of the American War of Independence are a vivid illustration of the difficulties and complexities of the conflict, and this book brings together for the first time a sweeping survey of what they should have worn, what they really wore, how they were armed, and what they carried with them. As well as illustrations of the soldiers, equipment and kit - with over 450 in total and an unrivalled level of detail in the depiction of the uniforms - the campaigns and battles are explained with specially commissioned maps and plans, and plates and fine-art paintings of the period.
Kevin Kiley is a retired Marine Corps artillery officer, a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, and a veteran of the First Gulf War. Digby Smith joined the army in 1951. Following a spell in the Ministry of Defence, Whitehall, he resigned from the army in 1979 and until 1995 worked in the IT field.