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1

First usage of "Ranger"

English soldiers in King Phillip's War, 1676

2

Father of American ranging

Benjamin Church (c. 1639-1718)

3

Year of establishment for Robert Rogers' Rangers

1751

4

How many Robert Rogers' "Rules of Ranging"

28

5

Number of Robert Rogers' "Standing Orders"

19

6

Knowlton's Rangers

Formed by George Washington for reconnaissance missions, first official Ranger unit, but an intelligence unit that gave rise to Military Intelligence branch

7

Francis Marion

One of the fathers of modern guerilla warfare, Revolutionary commander of South Carolina

8

Number of Ranger companies authorized by the United States for the War of 1812

6 in 1812, 10 more the next year

9

Black Hawk War of 1832: number of companies

6 companies of 100 men each made up the battalion, provided their own guns and horses, discharged after one year

10

Most famous Confederate Ranger

John S. Mosby

11

Most successful Union Rangers

Mean's Rangers