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The British Volunteer Movement 1794-1814$
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Austin Gee

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780199261253

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261253.001.0001

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The Development of Volunteering

The Development of Volunteering

(p.36) 2 The Development of Volunteering
The British Volunteer Movement 1794-1814

Austin Gee

Oxford University Press

This chapter details the development of volunteering. In its early stages, volunteering developed rapidly with seventy two volunteer infantry corps and thirty two yeomanry cavalry corps established by May 1794. The subsequent development of volunteering was linked with the state of the war and defensive forces.

Keywords:   volunteer military forces, volunteering, volunteer organizations

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