- Jul 23, 2016
1) I would argue Rogers Rangers was more of a very elite infantry raiding unit; 2) I can't think of a ACW unit on either side that was equivalent to Roger's Rangers.
1) It was; 2) there wasn't.
But that's what I mean by calling Roger's Rangers "foot cavalry." Not just a line unit with a reputation for marching long and fast like the Stonewall Brigade, but a special unit that performs cavalry missions on foot. In other words, raiding and reconnaissance over difficult terrain much further and faster than conventional line infantry would believe possible.