The British

Burgoyne, John. Engraving (bust) by S. Hollyer. Cornwallis, Marquis. Engraving (full length) by J. Ward from painting by Sir W. Beechey; published in 1799. George III, King of England. Mezzotint (¾ length) by E. Fisher from painting by Benjamin West; published in 1778. The honorable Sr. Wm. Howe... Commander-in-Chief of His Majesty's Forces in America. (Three-quarter length). Mezzotint, 1778, after Corbutt.  Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division; Washington, D.C.

The British Army during the American Revolution was a very well trained and disciplined fighting force primarily made up of young Scottish recruits and officers who were seasoned veterans. Their skills were more suited to a European battlefield than to the challenges that they endured fighting on American soil. The common British soldier was very well equipped as their uniforms, equipment, and weaponry were standardized and furnished by the Crown.