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Lineage and Honors Information as of 1 August 2011

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769th ENGINEER BATTALION

 

Organized in early 1861 in the Louisiana Military Force at Baton Rouge as the Baton Rouge Fencibles

Mustered into state service 30 May 1861 as Captain Andrew Herron’s Company, Baton Rouge Fencibles, 7th Louisiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment

Mustered into Confederate service 5 June 1861 as Company B, 7th Louisiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment (Pelican Regiment)

Surrendered 9 April 1865 at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, with the Army of Northern Virginia

Reorganized in 1877 at Baton Rouge as the Baton Rouge Zouaves

Reorganized 30 March 1878 as part of the Special Militia Force

Disbanded in early 1880 at Baton Rouge

Reorganized 26 May 1883 at Baton Rouge as the Baton Rouge Light Guards

Reorganized 12 July 1883 in the Special Militia Force as Company A, St. John Battalion

Disbanded 13 March 1884 at Baton Rouge

Reorganized 20 April 1886 in the Special Militia Force at Baton Rouge as Company A, 1st Battalion of Infantry (also known as the Baton Rouge Fencibles or State Fencibles)

Disbanded 31 August 1891 at Baton Rouge

Reorganized in December 1891 in the Louisiana State National Guard at Baton Rouge as Company A, 1st Battalion of Infantry

Expanded, reorganized, and redesignated 17 March 1896 as Companies A and E, 1st Regiment of Infantry

Companies consolidated and mustered into Federal service 8-18 May 1898 at New Orleans as Company E, 1st Louisiana Volunteer Infantry; mustered out of Federal service
3 October 1898 at Jacksonville, Florida

Disbanded 31 January 1899 at Baton Rouge

Reorganized 13 October 1904 in the Louisiana State National Guard at Baton Rouge as Company M, 1st Regiment of Infantry

Disbanded 29 January 1908 at Baton Rouge

Reorganized 7 October 1908 in the Louisiana State National Guard at Baton Rouge as Company E, 1st Regiment of Infantry

(Louisiana State National Guard redesignated in 1910 as the Louisiana National Guard)

Company H and Band Detachment, 1st Regiment of Infantry, organized 10 April 1912 and 11 November 1913, respectively, in the Louisiana National Guard at Baton Rouge

Companies E and H and Band Detachment, 1st Regiment of Infantry, mustered into Federal service 25-29 June 1916 at Camp Stafford, Louisiana; mustered out of Federal service 25 September 1916 at Camp Stafford, Louisiana (Band Detachment concurrently reorganized as part of Headquarters Company, 1st Regiment of Infantry)

Headquarters Company and Companies E and H, 1st Regiment of Infantry, called into Federal service 10 April 1917 at Camp Nicholls, Louisiana; drafted into Federal service
5 August 1917 at Camp Beauregard, Louisiana

Reorganized and redesignated 27 September 1917 as Headquarters Company and Companies E and H, 156th Infantry, respectively, elements of the 39th Division

(Company H broken up 31 October 1917)

Above units demobilized 23 January 1919 at Camp Beauregard, Louisiana

Former Baton Rouge companies consolidated, reorganized, and Federally recognized
6 July 1922 in the Louisiana National Guard at Baton Rouge as Headquarters Company, 156th Infantry, an element of the 39th Division

(156th Infantry relieved 1 July 1923 from assignment to the 39th Division and assigned to the 31st Division)

Reorganized and redesignated 6 December 1923 as the Howitzer Company, 156th Infantry

Reorganized and redesignated 1 December 1926 as Company A, 156th Infantry

Inducted into Federal service 25 November 1940 at Baton Rouge

(156th Infantry relieved 14 July 1942 from assignment to the 31st Division)

Inactivated 22 March 1946 at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey

Reorganized and Federally recognized 3 June 1947 in the Louisiana National Guard at Baton Rouge as an element of the 39th Infantry Division

Converted, reorganized, and redesignated 1 June 1948 as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 769th Antiaircraft Artillery Gun Battalion, and relieved from assignment to the 39th Infantry Division (organic elements organized and Federally recognized 18 June-
27 September 1948 in eastern Louisiana)

Reorganized and redesignated 1 October 1949 as the 769th Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion

Redesignated 1 October 1953 as the 769th Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion

Converted, reorganized, and redesignated 1 July 1959 as the 769th Signal Battalion

Ordered into active Federal service 15 October 1961 at home stations; released from active Federal service 9 August 1962 and reverted to state control

Converted, reorganized, and redesignated 1 December 1967 as the 769th Engineer Battalion

Ordered into active Federal service 28 May 2002 at home stations; released from active Federal service 27 May 2003 and reverted to state control

Reorganized 1 September 2006 to consist of the Headquarters Company and the Support Company (Companies B and C concurrently reorganized and redesignated as the 1020th Engineer Company, and Detachment 2, 1021st Engineer Company, respectively--hereafter separate lineages)

Ordered into active Federal service 19 July 2007 at Baton Rouge; released from active Federal service 21 August 2008 and reverted to state control

HOME STATION: Baton Rouge 

 

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

                                                Civil War (Confederate service)
                                                Peninsula
                                                Second Manassas
                                                Sharpsburg
                                                Fredericksburg
                                                Chancellorsville
                                                Gettysburg
                                                Wilderness
                                                Spotsylvania
                                                Cold Harbor
                                                Petersburg
                                                Shenandoah
                                                Appomattox
                                                Virginia 1861

                                                World War I
                                                Streamer without inscription

                                                World War II
                                                Northern France

                                                War on Terrorism
                                                            Iraq:
                                                Iraqi Surge

                                                (Additional campaigns
                                                     to be determined)

 

DECORATIONS

            Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2007-2008

Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 1984

 

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY: 

 

ROBERT J. DALESSANDRO
Director, Center of Military History


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