In 1775, at the beginning of the American War of Independence, the men who stood up to the British Regulars were men and boys,
farmers, laborers, and artisans. Most procured their own weapons and fought without pay against overwhelming odds. Th is book
offers modern readers a colorful glimpse into the day-to-day conditions of an average soldier through photographs of actual
artifacts and exacting, historically accurate reproductions of soldiers' clothing, supplies, and equipment. While other books
examine the American Revolution from a political, military, or tactical perspective, this book focuses on day-to-day life
and the human experience of the Revolutionary War soldier, the everyman who fought and won freedom for us all.