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21 Jun 2018 5:03 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Changed title from "East Florida Rangers: Cavlary or mounted infanry?" to "East Florida Rangers: Cavalry or mounted infantry?"

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SC Royalist Inactive Member21 Jun 2018 4:48 p.m. PST

I'm starting to do some loyalist forces and want to make a unit of East Florida Rangers. As far as I can tell from what research I have done they were a mounted unit until June of 1779 when they were reorganized as an infantry unit and called the Royal Carolina Ranges. What I cant find out is were they originally more of a cavalry unit or mounted infantry?

RudyNelson21 Jun 2018 7:10 p.m. PST

East Florida Rangers were composed of mainly Scots according to a book on their leader. They were woodsmen which rode horses when they had them and the swampy terrain allowed it.

Bill N22 Jun 2018 3:32 a.m. PST

My sense is that they were intended to be extremely mobile skirmish infantry, and hunters/provisioners. In a pinch they could be deployed mounted on the battlefield, but they were not equipped or trained to serve as cavalry.

historygamer22 Jun 2018 4:42 a.m. PST

What does Katcher say? At work, don't have access.

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