Two Scottish Marines in the American War: the Letters of William and James Home of Broomhouse, 1778–1782

By Alan G. Jamieson, published February 1984


This article is based on a collection of 50 letters, archived in the Scottish Records Office, sent by two young Scots, James and William Home, to their father from 1778-1782, when they were serving as lieutenants of marines during the American War of Independence. The letters give a picture of the daily life of officers of the marines and particularly Scottish officers in the British army and marines as well as their encounters with senior officers and the naval actions they were engaged in.

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Filed under: Atlantic | American Revolution
Subjects include: Biography | Navies

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