John U. Rees

John U. Rees has been writing for almost forty thirty years on the experiences and material culture of common soldiers and women in the armies of the American Revolution. Subjects include military foods, soldiers’ belongings and burden, army wagons and watercraft, campaign shelters, and battle and campaign studies. John’s first book was “They Were Good Soldiers”: African Americans Serving in the Continental Army, 1775-1783 (Helion, 2019); his second book, coauthored with Don Troiani and titled Black Soldiers Serving in North America’s Founding Wars, 1754-1865, will be published by Stackpole in late 2024.