Chapter 3 - The Orders:- Canadien militia men, numbering some 14,000 swelled the French ranks at the siege of Quebec. While the quality varied, the best were the coureurs de bois who made their living by trading with the Indians in the interior. They were expert bush fighters.
Compagnies Franches de la Marine, wilderness outposts, 1730-50s. Canadian dress. Soldier in bonnet a la dragon and wearing a capot, belly box (waist cartridge box), mitasses (leggings), and moccasins. (Osprey Publishing)