December 1929

The American Marines of 1740-1742

Volume 14, Issue 4

H C Reisinger

HISTORIANS of the American Marines have called them Spottswood's Marines. Other American historians did not even know that they were Marines. Their correct name is Coach's Marines. We will accept the statements of all the British Marines' historians that they were real Marines. Particularly that of Colonel C. Field who wrote two volumes of Britain's Sea-Soldiers.

They were the American Marines who wore the camlet (rough material, mixture of cotton and wool) coats, brown waistcoats and canvas trousers. There were thousands of them.

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