Just to show I am not biased in my Military History toward the USMC, here is some good reading on the Rangers…:)-SF
The US Army Ranger history predates the Revolutionary War.
In the mid 1700s, Capt. Benjamin Church and Maj. Robert Rogers both formed Ranger units to fight during the King Phillips War and the French and Indian War.
Rogers wrote the 19 standing orders that are still in use today.
During the War of 1812, companies of US Rangers were raised from among the frontier settlers as part of the regular army.
Throughout the war, they patrolled the frontier from Ohio to western Illinois on horseback and by boat.
They participated in many skirmishes and battles with the British and their Indian allies. Many famous men belonged to Ranger units during the 18th and 19th centuries, including Daniel Boone and Abraham Lincoln.
The Civil War included Rangers such as John Singleton Mosby, who was the most famous Confederate Ranger. His raids on Union camps and bases were so effective – part of North-Central Virginia soon became known as Mosby’s Confederacy.
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