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From the earliest English settlements the survival of the baby colonies in North the United States depended upon neighborhood militias. during the seventeenth and many of the 18th century royal troops have been seldom shipped out from Britain, and the most burden of successive wars with the yank Indians, and with the typical troops and militias of Britain's colonial opponents France and Spain, often fell upon in the neighborhood raised infantrymen. those devices additionally fought along the Crown forces in the course of significant operations akin to the French-Indian warfare of the 1750s. This moment of a desirable three-part learn covers the militias and provincial troops raised in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maryland, big apple and New Jersey.

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