This volume details the uniforms, organisation and equipment of all the Canadian and British units that defended British North America during the tense years in the run up to war with the United States. The colourful Fencible and Provincial Regiments are featured along with the Glengarry Light Infantry and Canadian Voltigeurs.
Rene Chartrand was born in Montreal and educated in Canada, the United States and the Bahamas. A senior curator with Canada's National Historic Sites for nearly three decades, he is now a freelance writer and historical consultant. He has authored many books, including several Men-at-Arms titles and the first two volumes of Canadian Military Heritage. Also a student of wines, he lives in Hull (Quebec) with his wife and two sons. Gerry Embleton has been a leading historical illustrator since the early 1970s specialising in the 18th and 19th century. An illustrator, and author, of many Osprey books he has lived in Switzerland since the early 1980s.