Mar 12, 2012

Redcoat's Marksmanship in America

CLICK HERE FOR LINK to Google Books preview of "Redcoats: The British Soldier And War in the Americas, 1755-1763" by Stephen Brumwell - where it says by the Spring of 1761, Amherst observed: "in general all the men are so good marksmen that it requires only a little practice to keeps their hands in".

The author also said "Such repeated references to target practice sit uneasily alongside contemporary and modern comments regarding the limitations of the smooth-bore musket.".  Considering the research and comments made by this author, it sounds like the Redcoats were better marksmen in America than anyone previously thought.

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