The Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry: Citizen soldiers of Cumberland County, 1793-1997
This research is being conducted on Cumberland County militia with specific focus on the Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry. This volunteer unit's longevity as a continuously active para-military organization has not been explored. Also the contribution and usefullness of such an organization to the community are of interest. Much has been written on how the family, frontier lifestyle, democratic political atmosphere and church were instrumental in the development of the American individual. However, militia was also an important institution in this development, of which little is historically attributed to its contribution. It is believed that this research will provide information supportive of the theory that militia was an important part of the community in ways other than defense from attack. The last extensive work written on this unit was done almost one hundred years ago, thus leaving their story unfinished. Today, little is publicly known about the Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry, its past, or its current missions.
Raby, Roy Scott, "The Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry: Citizen soldiers of Cumberland County, 1793-1997" (1997). ETD Collection for Fayetteville State University. AAI1390619.