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Infantry

Lineage and Honors Information as of 19 May 2017

175th Infantry Regiment

    • Organized 3 December 1774 at Baltimore, Maryland, as the Baltimore Independent Cadets, commanded by Captain Mordecai Gist
    • Absorbed 14 January 1776 into William Smallwood's Maryland Battalion (or Regiment) and seven attached independent companies
    • Adopted 17 August 1776 into the Continental Army
    • Expanded, reorganized, and redesignated January-March 1777 as the 1st, 2d, 3d, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th Maryland Regiments
    • Reorganized 1 January 1781 as the 1st, 2d, 3d, 4th, and 5th Maryland Regiments Reorganized 1-4 January 1782 as the 1st, 2d, 3d, and 4th Maryland Regiments
    • Reorganized 1 January 1783 as the 1st and 2d Maryland Regiments
    • Mustered out 15 November 1783 at Baltimore, Maryland
    • First Baltimore Light Infantry Company of Volunteers, commanded by Captain John Mackenheimer, organized in December 1787 at Baltimore, Maryland
    • Additional companies organized 1787-1794
    • Volunteer militia companies of Baltimore reorganized in June 1794 as elements of the 5th Regiment of Militia (later redesignated as the 5th Regiment of Volunteer Infantry)
    • Mustered into Federal service 19 August 1814; mustered out of Federal service 18 November 1814
    • 53d Regiment of Volunteer Infantry constituted in December 1835 in the Maryland Militia and organized in April 1836 at Baltimore
    • Elements of the 5th and 53d Regiments reorganized and mustered into Confederate service May-June 1861 at Harpers Ferry, Virginia, as the Maryland Battalion
    • Reorganized and redesignated 16 June 1861 as the 1st Maryland Infantry
    • Mustered out of Confederate service 17 August 1862 at Gordonsville, Virginia
    • Reorganized 2 October 1862 at Winchester, Virginia, as the 1st Battalion of Maryland Infantry
    • Redesignated 19 January 1864 as the 2d Maryland Infantry
    • Surrendered 9 April 1865 at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, with the Army of Northern Virginia
    • Reorganized 10 May 1867 in the Maryland National Guard at Baltimore as the 5th Regiment of Infantry
    • Mustered into Federal service 14 May 1898 at Pimlico as the 5th Maryland Volunteer Infantry; mustered out of Federal service 22 October 1898 at Baltimore and resumed state status as the 5th Regiment of Infantry
    • Mustered into Federal service 18 June 1916; mustered out of Federal service 24 February 1917
    • Mustered into Federal service 20 April 1917; drafted into Federal service 5 August 1917
    • Reorganized and redesignated 1 October 1917 as follows:
    • Regiment (less Headquarters, Supply, and Machine Gun Companies) consolidated with the 1st Regiment of Infantry (see ANNEX) and elements of the 4th Regiment of Infantry to form the 115th Infantry and assigned to the 29th Division
    • Headquarters Company and Supply Company as Headquarters Battery and Supply Battery, 112th Field Artillery, elements of the 29th Division (redesignated 27 November 1917 as the 110th Field Artillery)
    • Machine Gun Company as Company C, 110th Machine Gun Battalion, an element of the 29th Division (redesignated 26 February 1918 as Company B, 110th Machine Gun Battalion)
    • Above units demobilized in June 1919 at Camp Meade, Maryland
    • Former 5th Regiment of Infantry reorganized December 1919-April 1923 in the Maryland National Guard as the 5th Infantry and assigned to the 29th Division; Headquarters Federally recognized 1 May 1923 at Baltimore
    • Redesignated 1 January 1941 as the 175th Infantry
    • Inducted into Federal service 3 February 1941 at Baltimore
    • (29th Division redesignated 12 March 1942 as the 29th Infantry Division)
    • Inactivated 11-17 January 1946 at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey
    • Reorganized and Federally recognized 12 November 1946 with Headquarters at Baltimore
    • Reorganized 1 March 1959 as a parent regiment under the Combat Arms Regimental System to consist of the 1st Battle Group, an element of the 29th Infantry Division
    • Reorganized 1 March 1963 to consist of the 1st and 2d Battalions, elements of the 29th Infantry Division
    • Reorganized 21 January 1968 to consist of the 1st and 2d Battalions, elements of the 28th Infantry Division
    • Reorganized 1 April 1975 to consist of the 1st and 2d Battalions
    • Reorganized 1 July 1976 to consist of the 1st and 2d Battalions, elements of the 58th Infantry Brigade
    • Reorganized 1 July 1985 to consist of the 1st and 2d Battalions, elements of the 29th Infantry Division
    • Withdrawn 22 July 1986 From the Combat Arms Regimental System and reorganized under the United States Army Regimental System
    • Reorganized 1 October 1996 to consist of the 1st Battalion, an element of the 29th Infantry Division
    • Ordered into active Federal service 30 January 2003 at home stations; released from active Federal service 29 January 2004 and reverted to state control
    • Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 175th Infantry Regiment
    • Consolidated 1 September 2006 with the 115th Infantry (see ANNEX), the 629th Military Intelligence Battalion (organized and Federally recognized 3 May 1988); consolidated unit designated as the 175th Infantry, to consist of the 1st Battalion, an element of the 58th Infantry Brigade Combat Team
    • (1st Battalion ordered into active Federal service 22 May 2007 at home stations; released from active Federal service 24 June 2008 and reverted to state control)
    • (1st Battalion ordered into active Federal service 21 March 2011 at home stations)
    • Relieved 3 April 2012 from assignment to the 58th Infantry Brigade Combat Team and assigned to the 2d Brigade Combat Team, 28th Infantry Division
    • (1st Battalion released from active Federal service 23 April 2012 and reverted to state control)
    • ANNEX
    • Organized 29 September 1881 in the Maryland National Guard from existing dependent companies as the 1st Battalion of Infantry
    • Expanded and redesignated 7 May 1886 as the 1st Regiment of Infantry
    • Consolidated 9 June 1892 with the 3d Battalion of Infantry (organized 13 June 1887 from existing units in the Maryland National Guard) and consolidated unit designated as the 1st Regiment of Infantry
    • Mustered into Federal service 16-17 May 1898 as the 1st Maryland Volunteer Infantry; mustered out of Federal service 28 February 1899 at Augusta, Georgia, and reverted to state status as the 1st Regiment of Infantry
    • Mustered into Federal service 28 June 1916; mustered out of Federal service 4 November 1916
    • Mustered into Federal service 25 July 1917; drafted into Federal service 5 August 1917
    • Consolidated 1 October 1917 with elements of the 4th and 5th Regiments of Infantry, Maryland National Guard, to form the 115th Infantry and assigned to the 29th Division
    • Demobilized 2-7 June 1919 at Camp George G. Meade, Maryland
    • Former 1st Regiment of Infantry reorganized December 1919-July 1923 in the Maryland National Guard as the 1st Infantry and assigned to the 29th Division; Headquarters Federally recognized 22 January 192I at Frederick
    • Redesignated 1 January 1941 as the 115th Infantry and remained assigned to the 29th Division
    • Inducted into Federal service 3 February 1941 at home stations
    • (29th Division redesignated 12 March 1942 as the 29th Infantry Division)
    • Inactivated 17 January 1946 at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey
    • Reorganized and Federally recognized 10 December 1946 with Headquarters at Towson
    • Reorganized 1 March 1959 as a parent regiment under the Combat Arms Regimental System to consist of the 1st and 2d Battle Groups, elements of the 29th Infantry Division
    • Reorganized 1 March 1963 to consist of the 1st and 2d Battalions, elements of the 29th Division
    • Reorganized 21 January 1968 to consist of the 1st Battalion, an element of the 28th Infantry Division
    • Reorganized 1 April 1975 to consist of the 1st Battalion
    • Reorganized 1 July 1976 to consist of the 1st Battalion, an element of the 58th Infantry Brigade
    • Reorganized 1 July 1985 to consist of the 1st and 2d Battalions, elements of the 29th Infantry Division
    • Withdrawn 22 July 1986 from the Combat Arms Regimental System and reorganized under the United States Army Regimental System
    • Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 115th Infantry Regiment

Campaign Participation Credit

  • Revolutionary War
  • Long Island
  • Trenton
  • Princeton
  • Brandywine
  • Germantown
  • Monmouth
  • Yorktown
  • Cowpens
  • Guilford Court House
  • New York 1776
  • New York 1777
  • South Carolina 1780
  • North Carolina 1781
  • South Carolina 178I
  • South Carolina 1782
  • War of 1812
  • Bladensburg
  • Maryland 1814
  • Civil War (Confederate service)
  • First Manassas
  • Peninsula
  • Valley
  • Gettysburg
  • Cold Harbor
  • Petersburg
  • Appomattox
  • World War I
  • Meuse-Argonne
  • Alsace 1918
  • World War II
  • Normandy
  • (with arrowhead)
  • Northern France
  • Rhineland
  • Central Europe
  • War on Terrorism
  • Iraq:
  • Iraqi Surge
  • (Additional campaigns to be determined)

Company A (Frederick), 1st Battalion, additionally entitled to:

  • War on Terrorism
  • Campaigns to be determined

Company D (Elkton), 1st Battalion, additionally entitled to:

  • Civil War
  • Valley
  • Antietam
  • Wilderness
  • Spotsylvania
  • Cold Harbor
  • Petersburg
  • Appomattox
  • Maryland 1863

Decorations

  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered ST. LAURENT-SUR-MER (earned by the 115th Infantry)
  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered ST. LO (earned by the 1st Battalion, 175th Infantry)
  • Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 2011-2012
  • French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II, Streamer embroidered BEACHES OF NORMANDY (earned by the 175th Infantry)
  • French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II, Streamer embroidered ST. LAURENT-SUR-MER (earned by the 115th Infantry)
  • French Croix de Guerre with Silver-Gilt Star, World War II, Streamer embroidered ST. LO JUN 1944 (earned by the 1st Battalion, 175th Infantry)
  • French Croix de Guerre with Silver-Gilt Star, World War II, Streamer embroidered ST. LO JUL 1944 (earned by the 1st Battalion, 115th Infantry)
  • French Croix de Guerre with Silver-Gilt Star, World War II, Streamer embroidered BREST (earned by the 2d Battalion, 175th Infantry)
  • Company B (Silver Spring), 1st Battalion, additionally entitled to:
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered EUROPEAN THEATER (earned by the Service Company, 115th Infantry)

By Order of the Secretary of the Army:

CHARLES R. BOWERY, JR.
Chief of Military History


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