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1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment
(Alexander Hamilton Battery)

Lineage and Honors Information as of 4 May 2009

1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment Lineage

Constituted 6 January 1776 by the colony of New York as the New York Provincial Company of Artillery, commanded by Captain Alexander Hamilton

Organized 3 February-30 March 1776 at New York, New York

Transferred 17 March 1777 to the Continental Army as Captain John Doughty's Company, Colonel John Lamb's (New York) Continental Artillery Regiment

Redesignated 10 August 1779 as the 2d Company, 2d Continental Artillery Regiment

Reorganized and redesignated 1 January 1784 as Captain John Doughty's Company of Artillery

Reorganized and redesignated in July 1785 as the 1st Company (commanded by Major John Doughty), Artillery, First American Regiment

Reorganized 20 October 1786 as the 1st Company (commanded by Captain James Bradford), Artillery, First American Regiment

Reorganized and redesignated 3 October 1787 as the 1st Company (commanded by Captain James Bradford), Battalion of Artillery

Consolidated in 1792 with the 2d Company, Battalion of Artillery (see ANNEX 1), and consolidated unit reorganized and redesignated as Captain Mahlon Ford's Company of Artillery of the 1st Sublegion, Legion of the United States Redesignated 9 May 1794 as Captain Mahlon Ford's Company, 1st Battalion, Corps of Artillerists and Engineers

Redesignated 27 April 1798 as Captain Mahlon Ford's Company, 4th Battalion, 1st Regiment of Artillerists and Engineers

Consolidated in 1800 with Captain James Sterrett's Company, 1st Regiment of Artillerists and Engineers (see ANNEX 2), and consolidated unit designated as Captain James Sterrett's Company, 1st Regiment of Artillerists and Engineers

Redesignated in March 1801 as Captain John W. Livingston's Company, 2d Regiment of Artillerists and Engineers

Redesignated 1 April 1802 as Captain John W. Livingston’s Company, Regiment of Artillerists

Redesignated in May 1802 as Captain James Sterrett's Company, Regiment of Artillerists

Redesignated in 1806 as Captain Charles Wollstonecraft's Company, Regiment of Artillerists

Redesignated 11 January 1812 as Captain Charles Wollstonecraft's Company, 1st Regiment of Artillery

Redesignated 12 May 1814 as Captain Charles Wollstonecraft's Company, Corps of Artillery

Consolidated 17 May 1815 with Captain Francis Newman’s Company, Corps of Artillery (see ANNEX 3), and consolidated unit designated as Captain Charles Wollstonecraft's Company, Corps of Artillery, Southern Division

Redesignated in late 1815 as Captain George P. Peters’ Company, Corps of Artillery, Southern Division

Redesignated 21 August 1816 as Company A, 3d Battalion, Corps of Artillery, Southern Division

Redesignated 1 June 1821 as Company F, 4th Regiment of Artillery

Reorganized and redesignated 13 February 1901 as the 8th Battery, Field Artillery, Artillery Corps

Reorganized and redesignated 31 May 1907 as Battery D, 5th Field Artillery (5th Field Artillery assigned 8 June 1917 to the 1st Expeditionary Division [later redesignated as the 1st Division]; relieved in March 1921 from assignment to the 1st Division; assigned 1 January 1930 to the 1st Division [later redesignated as the 1st Infantry Division])

Inactivated 1 October 1933 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina

Activated 1 May 1939 at Madison Barracks, New York

Reorganized and redesignated 1 October 1940 as Battery D, 5th Field Artillery Battalion

Reorganized and redesignated 15 February 1957 as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Field Artillery Battalion, 5th Artillery, an element of the 1st Infantry Division (organic elements constituted 8 February 1957 and activated 15 February 1957)

Reorganized and redesignated 20 April 1960 as the 1st Rocket Howitzer Battalion, 5th Artillery

(Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Rocket Howitzer Battalion, 5th Artillery, consolidated 26 August 1960 with Battery D, 5th Coast Artillery [organized in 1861], and consolidated unit designated as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Rocket Howitzer Battalion, 5th Artillery)

Redesignated 20 January 1964 as the 1st Battalion, 5th Artillery

Reorganized and redesignated (less former Battery D, 5th Coast Artillery) 1 September 1971 as the 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery (former Battery D, 5th Coast Artillery, concurrently redesignated as the 1st Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery--hereafter separate lineage)

Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment

ANNEX 1

Constituted 3 June 1784 in the Regular Army as the 2d Company, Artillery, First American Regiment

Organized August-September 1784 in Pennsylvania as the 2d Company (commanded by Captain Thomas Douglass), Artillery, First American Regiment

Redesignated 20 October 1785 as the 2d Company (commanded by Captain William Ferguson), Artillery, First American Regiment

Redesignated 3 October 1787 as the 2d Company (commanded by Captain William Ferguson), Battalion of Artillery

Redesignated 4 March 1791 as the 2d Company (commanded by Captain Mahlon Ford), Battalion of Artillery

ANNEX 2

Constituted 20 October 1786 in the Regular Army as a company of artillery

Organized in 1786 in Massachusetts as Captain Joseph Savage's Company of Artillery

Redesignated 3 October 1787 as the 4th Company (commanded by Captain Joseph Savage), Battalion of Artillery

Reorganized and redesignated in 1792 as Captain John Pierce's Company of Artillery of the 2d Sublegion, Legion of the United States

Redesignated 9 May 1794 as Captain John Pierce's Company, 1st Battalion, Corps of Artillerists and Engineers

Redesignated in 1796 as Captain George Demler's Company, 1st Battalion, Corps of Artillerists and Engineers

Redesignated 27 April 1798 as Captain George Demler’s Company, 1st Regiment of Artillerists and Engineers

Redesignated 19 March 1799 as Captain James Sterrett's Company, 1st Regiment of Artillerists and Engineers

ANNEX 3

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

Organized in late 1798 at Fort Wolcott, Rhode Island, as Captain Amos Stoddard’s Company, 2d Regiment of Artillerists and Engineers

Redesignated 1 April 1802 as Captain Amos Stoddard’s Company, Regiment of Artillerists

Redesignated in 1810 as Captain Francis Newman’s Company, Regiment of Artillerists

Redesignated 11 January 1812 as Captain Francis Newman’s Company, 1st Regiment of Artillery

Redesignated 12 May 1814 as Captain Francis Newman’s Company, Corps of Artillery

1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment Honors

Campaign Participation Credit

Revolutionary War: *Long Island; *Trenton; *Princeton; *Brandywine; *Germantown; *Monmouth; *Yorktown; *New Jersey 1776; *New Jersey 1777; *New Jersey 1780; *New York 1776

War of 1812: *Louisiana 1814; *Louisiana 1815

Indian Wars: *Miami; *Creeks; *Seminoles; *Little Big Horn; *Pine Ridge

Mexican War: *Vera Cruz; *Cerro Gordo; *Contreras; *Chapultepec

Civil War: *Valley; *Manassas; *Antietam; *Chancellorsville; *Gettysburg; *Virginia 1861

War with Spain: *Santiago

Philippine Insurrection: *Cavite; *Luzon 1899; *Samar 1900; *Samar 1901

World War I: *Montdidier-Noyon; *Aisne-Marne; *St. Mihiel; *Meuse-Argonne; *Lorraine 1917; *Lorraine 1918; *Picardy 1918

World War II: *Algeria-French Morocco; *Tunisia; *Sicily (with arrowhead); *Normandy (with arrowhead); *Northern France; *Rhineland; *Ardennes-Alsace; *Central Europe

Vietnam: *Defense; *Counteroffensive; *Counteroffensive, Phase II; *Counteroffensive, Phase III; *Tet Counteroffensive; *Counteroffensive, Phase IV; *Counteroffensive, Phase V; *Counteroffensive, Phase VI; *Tet 69/Counteroffensive; *Summer-Fall 1969; *Winter-Spring 1970

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

War on Terrorism: Campaigns to be determined

Decorations

*Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered AL ANBAR PROVINCE

*Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1966-1967

*Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1967-1968

*French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War I, Streamer embroidered LORRAINE-PICARDY

*French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War I, Streamer embroidered AISNE-MARNE and MEUSE-ARGONNE

*French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II, Streamer embroidered KASSERINE

*French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II, Streamer embroidered NORMANDY

*French Medaille Militaire, Fourragere

*Belgian Fourragere 1940

*Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action at Mons

*Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action at Eupen-Malmedy

*Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1965-1968

*Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1969-1970

*Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1965-1970

Battery D additionally entitled to:

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ OCT 2006 – AUG 2007


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