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The Fatal LandWar, Empire, and the Highland Soldier in British America$
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Matthew P Dziennik

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780300196726

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300196726.001.0001

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The Blessing of Peace

The Blessing of Peace

Demobilization

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(p.123) 4. The Blessing of Peace
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The Fatal Land
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Matthew P. Dziennik

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300196726.003.0004

This chapter discusses the demobilization of the Scottish Gaels. The culmination of hostilities in North America in 1763 and in 1783 hastened the mass demobilization of the inflated wartime strength of the British Army. From a peacetime strength of nearly thirty-six thousand men, the regular army multiplied fourfold during the Seven Years' War and the War of American Independence. With the end of major conflict, the economic burden of sustaining a large peacetime force resulted in provincial towns becoming inundated with demobilized veterans. More often the object of derision than pity, the demobilized soldier was forced into the public consciousness, which reacted with deep ambivalence toward him.

Keywords:   Gaels, North America, Seven Years' War, War of American Independence, demobilized veterans

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