Fencibles

The Fencibles (from the word defencible) were army regiments raised in the United Kingdom and in the colonies for defence against the threat of invasion during the American War of Independence and French Revolutionary Wars in the late 18th century. Usually temporary units, composed of local volunteers, commanded by Regular Army officers, their rol...
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Fencibles

During the American Revolution and the French Revolutionary Wars, military forces raised in the UK and in North America, where they were known as `the Royal Fencible Americans`. They were...
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Fencibles

Fencibles was an early term for a sort of local militia raised for defence in case of invasion, and not liable to be sent to serve out of the country. The term volunteers is now used for this kind of service.
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