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1st Rifle Regiment

CLICK HERE to download a complete biography of the 1st Rifle Regiment portrayed at Fort Atkinson. Here are a few quick facts:

  • Motto: "Celeritas et Audeo" (Speed and Daring)
  • Existence: 1808-1821
  • Signature Uniform Component: Green linen frock with yellow fringe
  • Weapon: Model 1803 Harper's Ferry rifle
  • Primary Roles: Advanced scouts, snipers, and flank guards
  • Considered the first special forces unit in the United State military, akin to today's Green Berets.
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