What is mounted infantry?

Mounted Infantry

Mounted infantry were soldiers who rode horses instead of marching, but fought on foot (in the modern era with muskets or rifles, but before that with spears, bows, or crossbows). The original dragoons were essentially mounted infantry. According to the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica, "Mounted rifles are half cavalry, mounted infantry merely specially mobile infantry."

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Mounted Infantry - Falkland Islands
... War, due to the distances involved when patrolling, some British Army infantry units were taught to ride Welsh mountain ponies ...
List Of Tennessee Civil War Confederate Units - Cavalry - Mounted Infantry
... 3rd (Lillard's) Mounted Infantry 39th Mounted Infantry (Col ... Bradford's Regiment, Volunteers, 31st Infantry) 59th Mounted Infantry (Cooke's Regiment, 1st (Eakin's) Battalion, Infantry) 60th Mounted Infantry (Crawford's Regiment ...
Military History Of Australia During The Second Boer War - Australian Units Involved in The Boer War - Tasmania
... Name Type Commander Strength Service period Casualties Notes Tasmanian Mounted Infantry Mounted Infantry Maj C St C Cameron 84 (+47) Nov 1899 – Nov 4 ... KIA, 5 DFD Tasmanian Citizen Bushmen ...
14th Michigan Volunteer Mounted Infantry Regiment
... The 14th Regiment Michigan Volunteer Mounted Infantry was a mounted infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War ...
North Staffordshire Regiment - Early Service (1881–1914) - Second Boer War
... More action was seen by the mounted infantry company of the regiment that had been formed on arrival in South Africa ... In January 1900 Lord Roberts, commander of the British forces in South Africa, ordered that every infantry battalion in South Africa was to raise a company of mounted infantry ... to be detached from their parent units and operate as part of eight independent mounted infantry battalions ...

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