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raggedrebel

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Redlegs

A band of free state guerillas in Kansas. So called because they wore red leggings.
 

JoeT

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New at this but...Redlegs.......by God! Must be artillery, states this old redleg who spent many a hot day on the ranges of Fort Sill. And with the reliability of old cannons, while they may be guerillas, a patron saint was always in order.
 

J.W. Dumas

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True, the term 'Redlegs' began as the group that raggedrebel mentions. We now associate the term with our beloved artillery, but the Kansas guerillas were the first ones called by the name.
 
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