What is “Light Foot”?
Why the name “Light Foot”?
We in the “Patriot Movement” like tradition. Up until the late 18th / early 19th century, British infantry units were called “Foot” (foot soldiers). As in, the “13th Regiment of Foot”. Light infantry was called “Light Foot”. Cavalry was called “Horse”, heavy cavalry was “Heavy Horse”, for example, the “48th Regiment of
As we will not have much in the way of supply lines or support elements, we will most likely “live off the land, resupply off the enemy”, so to speak. Carrying what we need on our backs through the mountains and hills. Light = Fast.
Hence, the “Light Foot Militia” or “Light Foot”, for short (Florida Light Foot, Idaho Light Foot, etc).