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Lineage and Honors Information as of 9 July 2010

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1st BATTALION, 3d INFANTRY REGIMENT
(THE OLD GUARD)

 

Constituted 3 June 1784 in the Regular Army as a company of the First American Regiment

Organized by September 1784 in Pennsylvania or New Jersey

Redesignated 29 September 1789 as a company of the Regiment of Infantry

Redesignated 3 March 1791 as a company of the 1st Infantry

Redesignated in 1792 as a company of the Infantry of the 1st Sub-Legion

Redesignated 31 October 1796 as a company of the 1st Infantry

Consolidated May-October 1815 with a company of the 5th Infantry (constituted
12 April 1808), a company of the 17th Infantry (constituted 11 January 1812), a company of the 19th Infantry (constituted 26 June 1812), and a company of the 28th Infantry (constituted 29 January 1813) to form a company of the 3d Infantry

Designated 22 May 1816 as Company A, 3d Infantry

Consolidated 9 September 1869 with part of Company C, 37th Infantry (see ANNEX), and consolidated unit designated as Company A, 3d Infantry

(3d Infantry assigned 24 March 1923 to the 7th Division; relieved 15 August 1927 from assignment to the 7th Division and assigned to the 6th Division; relieved
1 October 1933 from assignment to the 6th Division and assigned to the 7th Division; relieved 16 October 1939 from assignment to the 7th Division and assigned to the 6th Division; relieved 10 May 1941 from assignment to the 6th Division)

Inactivated 1 June 1941 at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri

Activated 14 February 1942 in Newfoundland

Inactivated 20 November 1946 in Germany

Activated 6 April 1948 at Fort Myer, Virginia

Reorganized and redesignated 1 July 1957 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battle Group, 3d Infantry (organic elements concurrently constituted and activated)

Reorganized and redesignated 20 September 1963 as the 1st Battalion, 3d Infantry

Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 1st Battalion, 3d Infantry Regiment

 

ANNEX

Constituted 3 May 1861 in the Regular Army as Company C, 3d Battalion, 19th Infantry

Organized 19 December 1865 at Newport Barracks, Kentucky

Reorganized and redesignated 23 November 1866 as Company C, 37th Infantry

Consolidated 9 September 1869 with Company A and Company H, 3d Infantry, and consolidated units designated as Company A and Company H, 3d Infantry (Company H,
3d Infantry–hereafter separate lineage)

 

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

  War of 1812
*Canada
*Chippewa
*Lundy’s Lane

  Mexican War
*Palo Alto
*Resaca de la Palma
  Monterey
  Vera Cruz
*Cerro Gordo
*Contreras
*Churubusco
*Chapultepec

  Civil War
  Bull Run
  Peninsula
  Manassas
  Antietam
*Fredericksburg
*Chancellorsville
  Gettysburg
  Appomattox
*Texas 1861
  Florida 1861
  Florida 1862
  Virginia 1863

  Indian Wars
*Miami
*Seminoles
*Comanches
  New Mexico 1856
  New Mexico 1857
  New Mexico 1858
  New Mexico 1860
  Montana 1887

  War with Spain
*Santiago

  Philippine Insurrection
*Malolos
*San Isidro
*Luzon 1899
  Luzon 1900
*Jolo 1911
 
  World War II
*American Theater, Streamer without inscription
*Northern France


 

DECORATIONS

*Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered WASHINGTON, D.C., 1969-1973

*Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 1984-1985

*Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 1993

*Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 2004-2005

 

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY:

 

 

JEFFREY J. CLARKE
Chief of Military History


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