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Record #:
14701
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Not only does the Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry Company deserve the distinction of the oldest military organization in North Carolina, but it also is the second oldest military organization in the country.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 12 Issue 14, Sept 1944, p8, f
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Record #:
24641
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The Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry was organized in 1793 and has been celebrated every year since. It is the oldest military infantry in the South and the second oldest to be organized in the country.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 26 Issue 20, March 1959, p9, 15, por
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22483
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In response to the perceived threat of foreign war, the town of Fayetteville, North Carolina established a volunteer military company on August 23, 1793 captained by Robert Adam. This company of citizen soldiers was prepared to fight at all times, even tendering their services to President Thomas Jefferson in 1807 when a second war with England threatened the Union. This company aided regiments in Mexico and during the American Civil War, and participated in several Centennial celebrations.
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