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5th Battalion
3d Field Artillery

Lineage and Honors Information as of 21 October 2004

5th Battalion
3d Field Artillery Lineage

Constituted 27 April 1798 in the Regular Army as a company in the 2d Regiment of Artillerists and Engineers

Organized in June 1798 at Alexandria, Virginia, as Captain William McRea's Company, 2d Regiment of Artillerists and Engineers

Redesignated 3 March 1799 as Captain William McRea's Company, 4th Battalion, 2d Regiment of Artillerists and Engineers

Redesignated 31 July 1800 as Captain Alexander D. Pope's Company, 4th Battalion, 2d Regiment of Artillerists and Engineers

Consolidated 1 April 1802 with Captain Josiah Dunham's Company, 2d Regiment of Artillerists and Engineers (constituted 27 April 1798 in the Regular Army and organized in 1799), and Captain John Henry's Company, 4th Battalion, 2d Regiment of Artillerists and Engineers (see ANNEX 1), and consolidated unit reorganized and redesignated as Captain Nehemiah Freeman's Company, Regiment of Artillerists

Reorganized and redesignated 11 January 1812 as Captain Nehemiah Freeman's Company, 1st Regiment of Artillery

Redesignated 10 July 1812 as Brevet Major Nehemiah Freeman's Company, 1st Regiment of Artillery

Redesignated 16 August 1813 as Captain William Gates' Company, 1st Regiment of Artillery

Reorganized and redesignated 12 May 1814 as Captain William Gates' Company, Corps of Artillery

Reorganized and redesignated 17 May 1815 as Captain William Gates' Company, Corps of Artillery, Northern Division

Redesignated 6 July 1815 as Brevet Major Alexander S. Brook's Company, Corps of Artillery, Northern Division

Consolidated 29 October 1816 with Company M, 2d Battalion, Corps of Artillery, Northern Division (see ANNEX 2), and consolidated unit designated as Company M, 2d Battalion, Corps of Artillery, Northern Division

Reorganized and redesignated 1 June 1821 as Company A, 2d Regiment of Artillery

Reorganized and redesignated 13 February 1901 as the 3d Battery, Field Artillery, Artillery Corps

Reorganized and redesignated 31 May 1907 as Battery D, 3d Field Artillery

(3d Field Artillery assigned 17 November 1917 to the 6th Division)

Inactivated 1 August 1922 at Camp George G. Meade, Maryland

Activated 22 September 1922 at Fort Sheridan, Illinois

Inactivated 14 December 1922 at Fort Sheridan, Illinois

(3d Field Artillery relieved 24 March 1923 from assignment to the 6th Division and assigned to the 5th Division)

Consolidated 7 September 1927 with Battery A, 14th Field Artillery (active) (see ANNEX 3), and consolidated unit designated as Battery D, 3d Field Artillery

(3d Field Artillery relieved 1 January 1930 from assignment to the 5th Division and assigned to the 6th Division; relieved 25 September 1939 from assignment to the 6th Division and assigned to the 2d Cavalry Division)

Inactivated 1 June 1940 at Fort Sheridan, Illinois

Absorbed 1 January 1941 by Battery A, 3d Field Artillery Battalion (Battery A, 3d Field Artillery, reorganized and redesignated 1 January 1941 as Battery A, 3d Field Artillery Battalion; reorganized and redesignated 15 July 1942 as Battery A, 3d Armored Field Artillery Battalion, an element of the 9th Armored Division; [3d Armored Field Artillery Battalion relieved 6 July 1945 from assignment to the 9th Armored Division]; inactivated 20 October 1946 in Germany; [3d Armored Field Artillery Battalion assigned 20 October 1950 to the 2d Armored Division]; activated 10 November 1950 at Fort Hood, Texas)

Former Battery D, 3d Field Artillery, reconstituted 1 July 1957 in the Regular Army

Consolidated 1 January 1960 with Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 5th Missile Battalion, 3d Artillery (active) (organized in 1794), and consolidated unit designated as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 5th Missile Battalion, 3d Artillery (organic elements constituted 12 August 1958 and activated 1 September 1958)

Battalion inactivated 18 October 1963 at Oakdale, Pennsylvania

Redesignated 24 November 1967 as the 5th Battalion, 3d Artillery, assigned to the 6th Infantry Division, and activated at Fort Campbell, Kentucky

Inactivated 24 July 1968 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and relieved from assignment to the 6th Infantry Division

Redesignated (less former Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 5th Missile Battalion, 3d Artillery) 1 September 1971 as the 5th Battalion, 3d Field Artillery (former Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 5th Missile Battalion, 3d Artillery, concurrently redesignated as the 5th Battalion, 3d Air Defense Artillery - hereafter separate lineage)

5th Battalion, 3d Field Artillery, activated 1 October 1983 in Germany

ANNEX 1

Constituted 27 April 1798 in the Regular Army as a company in the 2d Regiment of Artillerists and Engineers

Organized in June 1798 at Fort Sumner, Maine, as Captain Decius Wadsworth's Company, 2d Regiment of Artillerists and Engineers

Reorganized and redesignated 3 March 1799 as Captain Decius Wadsworth's Company, 4th Battalion, 2d Regiment of Artillerists and Engineers

Redesignated in August 1801 as Captain John Henry's Company, 4th Battalion, 2d Regiment of Artillerists and Engineers

ANNEX 2

Constituted 11 January 1812 in the Regular Army as a company in the 3d Regiment of Artillery

Organized 20 August 1812 as Captain William Van Duersen Jr.'s Company, 3d Regiment of Artillery

Redesignated in 1813 as a company in the 3d Regiment of Artillery under the command of 1st Lieutenant John W. Greene

Redesignated in 1814 as Captain George H. Richard's Company, 3d Regiment of Artillery

Reorganized and redesignated 12 May 1814 as Captain George H. Richard's Company, Corps of Artillery

Redesignated in June 1814 as Captain James McKeon's Company, Corps of Artillery

Reorganized and redesignated 17 May 1815 as Captain James McKeon's Company, Corps of Artillery, Northern Division

Redesignated in August 1815 as Captain Thomas Bennett's Company, Corps of Artillery, Northern Division

Reorganized and redesignated 17 June 1816 as Company M, 2d Battalion, Corps of Artillery, Northern Division

ANNEX 3

Constituted 1 July 1916 in the Regular Army as Battery A, 14th Field Artillery

Organized 1 June 1917 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma

Inactivated 1 September 1921 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma

Activated 15 December 1922 at Fort Sheridan, Illinois

5th Battalion
3d Field Artillery Honors

Campaign Participation Credit

War of 1812: *Canada

Indian Wars: *Seminoles

Mexican War: *Palo Alto; *Resaca de la Palma; *Monterey; *Vera Cruz; *Cerro Gordo; *Contreras; *Churubusco; *Molino del Rey; *Chapultepec; *Tamaulipas 1846; *Puebla 1847

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

War with Spain: *Santiago; Puerto Rico

Philippine Insurrection: Streamer without inscription

World War I: *Streamer without inscription

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

Decorations

*Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for LUXEMBOURG


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