Re: 'Light' Infantry
The short answer: Light Infantry were soldiers trained in the skirmish drill and the clearing of obstacles. While Heavy Infantry were grenadiers. Regular Infantry were line infantry. Since the manuals were copied from the french the destinction of those who are trained in skirmish drill were called light infantry.
If memory serves a battalion of french infantry were according to the book made up of 8 companies of Line Infantry, 1 Company of Light Infantry, 1 Company of Grenadiers. Hope that helps a bit Micah.
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