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2d Squadron
6th Cavalry
(The Fighting Sixth)

Lineage and Honors Information as of 11 January 2000

2d Squadron
6th Cavalry Lineage

Constituted 4 May 1861 in the Regular Army as Company B, 3d Cavalry

Redesignated 3 August 1861 as Company B, 6th Cavalry

Organized 16 August 1861 at Camp Scott, Pennsylvania

(Cavalry companies officially redesignated as troops in 1883)

(6th Cavalry assigned 15 August 1927 to the 3d Cavalry Division; relieved 1 December 1939 from assignment to the 3d Cavalry Division)

Reorganized and redesignated 21 July 1942 as Troop E, 6th Cavalry, Mechanized

Reorganized and redesignated 1 January 1944 as Troop F, 6th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, Mechanized

Converted and redesignated 1 May 1946 as Troop E, 6th Constabulary Squadron

Converted and redesignated 20 December 1948 as Company B, 6th Armored Cavalry

Reorganized and redesignated 24 June 1960 as Troop B, 6th Armored Cavalry

Inactivated 24 October 1963 at Fort Knox, Kentucky

Activated 23 March 1967 at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland

Inactivated 21 June 1973 at Fort Bliss, Texas

Redesignated 1 July 1974 as Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2d Squadron, 6th Cavalry, and activated at Fort Knox, Kentucky (organic elements concurrently constituted and activated)

Inactivated 30 May 1986 at Fort Knox, Kentucky

Activated 16 July 1986 at Fort Hood, Texas

2d Squadron
6th Cavalry Honors

Campaign Participation Credit

Civil War: *Peninsula; *Antietam; *Fredericksburg; *Chancellorsville; *Gettysburg; *Wilderness; *Spotsylvania; *Cold Harbor; *Petersburg; *Shenandoah; *Appomattox; *Virginia 1862; *Virginia 1863; *Virginia 1864; *Virginia 1865; *Maryland 1863

Indian Wars: Comanches; Apaches; Pine Ridge; Oklahoma 1874; Texas 1874; Arizona 1876; *Arizona 1881; *Arizona 1882; New Mexico 1882; *Colorado 1884

War with Spain: *Santiago

China Relief Expedition: Streamer without inscription

Philippine Insurrection: Streamer without inscription

Mexican Expedition: *Mexico 1916-1917

World War I: *Streamer without inscription

World War II: *Normandy; *Northern France; *Rhineland; *Ardennes-Alsace; *Central Europe

Southwest Asia: *Defense of Saudi Arabia; *Liberation and Defense of Kuwait; *Cease-Fire


*Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for HARLANGE POCKET

*Valorous Unit Award for KUWAIT

*Army Superior Unit Award for 1996-1997

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