14th Infantry Regiment Lineage

  
 

14th Infantry Regiment
COAT OF ARMS


Symbolism: Service in the Civil War is shown by the white cross pattee, the badge of Sykes' Regular division of the V Corps of the Army of the Potomac. Indian campaigns are indicated by the arrows.  The 14th Infantry was at the capture of Manila during the War with Spain, symbolized by the castle, and in the fighting around the same city in 1899 during the Philippine Insurrection, indicated by the palm.  The dragon in the crest symbolizes service in the China Relief Expedition.  The colors, Azure (dark blue, which represents loyalty and the Union uniform) and Argent (white - signifies integrity and purity) are the colors of the regiment

Golden Dragons

  
 

The Official Colors of the 14th Infantry Regiment

  
 

DISTINCTIVE INSIGNIA

The distinctive insignia is a gold imperial Chinese dragon placed against a red conventionalized Spanish castle with the Regimental motto "The Right of the Line" in gold letters on a blue ribbon scroll.  The dragon is the crest of the coat of arms and the castle is one of the charges on the regimental shield.

THE REGIMENTAL MOTTO:  "The Right of the Line"

The motto is the much prized remark made by General Meade directing the station of the regiment in the review just after the Civil War.  The significance of the position on the Right of the Line has two interpretations. 
The right of the line on parade has always been considered as the vanguard and a post of honor allotted to the regiment or corps taking precedence over all others present.  Those holding this position as the troops passed before the dignitaries on the review stand enjoyed greater recognition and could bask in the accolades to a greater degree.  In battle, though, the right flank's importance took on greater significance, dating from ancient times. '...Often an allied general or a favored subordinate was given command of this unshielded flank.  Since the shields were worn on the left arm, the right-flank units had to be the strongest--they could not falter or the rest of the army would expose a shieldless flank to the enemy.' - From T.L. Gore's article 'Enemies Without--and Within,' MILITARY HISTORY/August 1989, page 14. Thanks to Bob Clements and Kirk Ramsey for this citation.

  

14th Infantry Regimental Lineage

1st Battalion Lineage and Honors

2nd Battalion Lineage and Honors

3rd Battalion Lineage and Honors

5th Battalion Lineage and Honors


The following Lineage and Honors furnished by the U.S. Army Center of Military History. Additional information provided by Larry Weist and Thomas Jones and is available on the 25th Infantry Division Association web site


14TH INFANTRY REGIMENT LINEAGE AND HONORS


Constituted 3 May 1861 in the Regular Army as the 2d Battalion, 14th Infantry

Organized 1 July 1861 at Fort Trumbull, Connecticut

Reorganized and redesignated 30 April 1862 as the 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry

Reorganized and redesignated 21 September 1866 as the 14th Infantry

Consolidated 26 July 1869 with the 45th Infantry, Veteran Reserve Corps (constituted 21 September 1866), and consolidated unit designated as the 14th Infantry

Assigned 27 July 1918 to the 19th Division

Relieved 14 February 1919 from assignment to the 19th Division

Assigned 10 July 1943 to the 71st Light Division (later redesignated as the 71st Infantry Division)

Relieved 1 May 1946 from assignment to the 71st Infantry Division

Inactivated 1 September 1946 in Germany

Activated 1 October 1948 at Camp Carson, Colorado

Assigned 1 August 1951 to the 25th Infantry Division

Relieved 1 February 1957 from assignment to the 25th Infantry Division and reorganized as a parent Regiment under the Combat Arms Regimental System

Withdrawn 1 March 1986 from the Combat Arms Regimental System and reorganized under the United States Army Regimental System

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

Civil War
  Peninsula
  Manassas
  Antietam
  Fredericksburg
  Chancellorsville
  Gettysburg
  Wilderness
  Spotsylvania
  Cold Harbor
  Petersburg
  Virginia 1862
  Virginia 1863

Indian Wars
  Little Big Horn
  Bannocks
  Arizona 1866
  Wyoming 1874

War with Spain
 Manila

China Relief Expedition
  Yang-tsun
  Peking

Philippine Insurrection
  Manila
  Laguna de Bay
  Zapote River
  Cavite
  Luzon 1899

World War II
  Rhineland
  Central Europe

Korean War
  UN Summer-Fall Offensive
  Second Korean Winter
  Korea, Summer-Fall 1952
  Third Korean Winter
  Korea, Summer 1953

Vietnam
  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
  Sanctuary Counteroffensive
  Counteroffensive, Phase VII
  Consolidation I
  Consolidation II
  Cease-Fire

War On Terrorism
  Iraq

 

DECORATIONS

  Presidential Unit Citation (Navy), Streamer embroidered CHU LAI
  Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered MOGADISHU
  Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered SAMARRA, IRAQ
  Meritorious Unit Commendation, Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2004-2005
  Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered MUNSAN-NI
 


1ST BATTALION, 14th Infantry Regiment LINEAGE AND HONORS


Constituted 3 May 1861 in the Regular Army as Company A, 2d Battalion, 14th Infantry

Organized 8 July 1861 at Fort Trumbull, Connecticut

Reorganized and redesignated 30 April 1862 as Company A, 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry

Reorganized and redesignated 21 September 1866 as Company A, 14th Infantry

Consolidated 26 July 1869 with Company G, 45th Infantry, Veteran Reserve Corps (constituted 21 September 1866), and consolidated unit designated as Company A, 14th Infantry

( 14th Infantry assigned 27 July 1918 to the 19th Division; relieved 14 February 1919 from assignment to the 19th Division; assigned 10 July 1943 to the 71st Light Division [later redesignated as the 71st Infantry Division]; relieved 1 May 1946 from assignment to the 71st Infantry Division)

Inactivated 1 September 1946 in Germany

Activated 1 October 1948 at Camp Carson, Colorado

( 14th Infantry assigned 1 August 1951 to the 25th Infantry Division)

Reorganized and redesignated 1 February 1957 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battle Group, 14th Infantry, and remained assigned to the 25th Infantry Division (organic elements concurrently constituted and activated)

Reorganized and redesignated 26 August 1963 as the 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry

Relieved 1 August 1967 from assignment to the 25th Infantry Division and assigned to the 4th Infantry Division

Relieved 15 December 1970 from assignment to the 4th Infantry Division and assigned to the 25th Infantry Division

Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment

Relieved 16 October 2005 from assignment to the 25th Infantry Division, and assigned to the 2d Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division
(Or - On 15 August 2006, relieved from assignment to the 25th Infantry Division and assigned to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division)

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

Civil War
* Peninsula
* Manassas
* Antietam
* Fredericksburg
* Chancellorsville
* Gettysburg
* Wilderness
* Spotsylvania
* Cold Harbor
* Petersburg
* Virginia 1862
* Virginia 1863

Indian Wars
Little Big Horn

Bannocks
Arizona 1866
Wyoming 1874

War with Spain
* Manila

China Relief Expedition
Yang-tsun
Peking

Philippine Insurrection
* Manila
* Laguna de Bay
* Zapote River
Cavite
* Luzon 1899

World War II
* Rhineland
* Central Europe

Korean War
* UN Summer-Fall Offensive
* Second Korean Winter
* Korea, Summer-Fall 1952
* Third Korean Winter
* Korea, Summer 1953

Vietnam
* 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
* Sanctuary Counteroffensive
* Counteroffensive, Phase VII
 

War On Terrorism
* Iraq
*Transition of Iraq
*Iraqi Governance

 

DECORATIONS

* Presidential Unit Citation (Navy), Streamer embroidered CHU LAI
* Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered SAMARRA, IRAQ
* Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered TAJI, IRAQ
* Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered MUNSAN-NI
* Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1966-1967
* Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1967-1969
* 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 1967-1969
Company A additionally entitled to:
Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered QUANG NGAI PROVINCE
 


2ND BATTALION, 14th Infantry Regiment LINEAGE AND HONORS


Constituted 3 May 1861 in the Regular Army as Company B, 2d Battalion, 14th Infantry

Organized 8 July 1861 at Fort Trumbull, Connecticut

Reorganized and redesignated 30 April 1862 as Company B, 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry

Reorganized and redesignated 21 September 1866 as Company B, 14th Infantry

Consolidated 26 July 1869 with Company A, 45th Infantry, Veteran Reserve Corps (constituted 21 September 1866), and consolidated unit designated as Company B, 14th
Infantry

( 14th Infantry assigned 27 July 1918 to the 19th Division; relieved 14 February 1919 from assignment to the 19th Division; assigned 10 July 1943 to the 71st Light Division [later redesignated as the 71st Infantry Division]; relieved 1 May 1946 from assignment to the 71st Infantry Division)

Inactivated 1 September 1946 in Germany

Activated 1 October 1948 at Camp Carson, Colorado

( 14th Infantry assigned 1 August 1951 to the 25th Infantry Division)

Inactivated 1 February 1957 at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, and relieved from assignment to the 25th Infantry Division

Redesignated 17 May 1957 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2d Battle Group, 14th Infantry (organic elements concurrently constituted)

Battle Group activated 25 May 1957 at Fort Benning, Georgia

Assigned 1 July 1958 to the 1st Infantry Brigade

Inactivated 16 May 1960 at Fort Benning, Georgia

Relieved 25 June 1960 from assignment to the 1st Infantry Brigade

Redesignated 21 June 1963 as the 2d Battalion, 14th Infantry, and assigned to the 25th Infantry Division

Activated 26 August 1963 at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii

Inactivated 5 June 1972 at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii

Relieved 17 January 1986 from assignment to the 25th Infantry Division, assigned to the 10th Mountain Division, and activated at Fort Benning, Georgia

Relieved 16 September 2005 from assignment to 10th Mountain Division and assigned to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division

Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 2d Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

Civil War
* Peninsula
* Manassas
* Antietam
* Fredericksburg
* Chancellorsville
* Gettysburg
* Wilderness
* Spotsylvania
* Cold Harbor
* Petersburg
* Virginia 1862
*Virginia 1863

Indian Wars
* Little Big Horn
Bannocks

* Arizona 1866
Wyoming 1874

War with Spain
Manila

China Relief Expedition
Yang-tsun
Peking

Philippine Insurrection
Manila
* Laguna de Bay
* Zapote River
Cavite
* Luzon 1899

World War II
* Rhineland
* Central Europe

Korean War
* UN Summer-Fall Offensive
* Second Korean Winter
* Korea, Summer-Fall 1952
* Third Korean Winter
* Korea, Summer 1953

Vietnam
* 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
* Sanctuary Counteroffensive
* Counteroffensive, Phase VII

War On Terrorism
* Iraq

 

DECORATIONS

* Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered MOGADISHU
* Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered EUPHRATES RIVER VALLEY
* Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2004-2005
* Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 1997
* Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered MUNSAN-NI
* Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1966-1968
* Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968-1970
* Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1966-1970
 


3D BATTALION, 14th Infantry Regiment LINEAGE AND HONORS


C
onstituted 3 May 1861 in the Regular Army as Company F, 2d Battalion, 14th Infantry

Organized 8 July 1861 at Fort Trumbull, Connecticut

Reorganized and redesignated 30 April 1862 as Company F, 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry

Reorganized and redesignated 21 September 1866 as Company F, 14th Infantry

Consolidated 26 July 1869 with Company C, 45th Infantry, Veteran Reserve Corps (constituted 21 September 1866), and consolidated unit designated as Company C, 14th Infantry

( 14th Infantry assigned 27 July 1918 to the 19th Division; relieved 14 February 1919 from assignment to the 19th Division; assigned 10 July 1943 to the 71st Light Division [later redesignated as the 71st Infantry Division]; relieved 1 May 1946 from assignment to the 71st Infantry Division)

Inactivated 1 September 1946 in Germany

Activated 1 October 1948 at Camp Carson, Colorado

( 14th Infantry assigned 1 August 1951 to the 25th Infantry Division)

Inactivated 1 February 1957 at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, and relieved from assignment to the 25th Infantry Division; concurrently, redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3d Battle Group, 14th Infantry

Withdrawn 11 May 1959 from the Regular Army, allotted to the Army Reserve, and assigned to the 102d Infantry Division (organic elements concurrently constituted)

Battle Group activated 1 June 1959 with Headquarters at Kansas City, Missouri (Headquarters and Headquarters Company concurrently consolidated with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 406th Infantry, and consolidated unit designated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3d Battle Group, 14th Infantry

Reorganized and redesignated 1 April 1963 as the 3d Battalion, 14th Infantry

Inactivated 30 December 1965 at Kansas City, Missouri, and relieved from assignment to the 102d Infantry Division

Withdrawn 6 December 1969 from the Army Reserve, allotted to the Regular Army , assigned to the 25th Infantry Division, and activated at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii

Inactivated 15 December 1970 at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii

Relieved 2 March 1986 from assignment to the 25th Infantry Division, assigned to the 10th Mountain Division, and activated at Fort Benning, Georgia

Inactivated 15 April 1996 at Fort Drum, New York, and relieved from assignment to the 10th Mountain Division
 

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

Civil War
* Peninsula
* Manassas
* Antietam
* Fredericksburg
Chancellorsville
Gettysburg
* Wilderness
* Spotsylvania
* Cold Harbor
* Petersburg
* Virginia 1862
* Virginia 1863

Indian Wars
* Little Big Horn
* Bannocks
Arizona 1866
Wyoming 1874

War with Spain
* Manila

China Relief Expedition
Yang-tsun
Peking

Philippine Insurrection
* Manila
* Laguna de Bay
* Zapote River
Cavite
* Luzon 1899

World War II
* Rhineland
* Central Europe

Korean War
* UN Summer-Fall Offensive
* Second Korean Winter
* Korea, Summer-Fall 1952
* Third Korean Winter
* Korea, Summer 1953

DECORATIONS

* Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered MUNSAN-NI

 


5TH BATTALION, 14th Infantry Regiment LINEAGE AND HONORS


Constituted 3 May 1861 in the Regular Army as Company E, 2d Battalion, 14th Infantry

Organized 8 July 1861 at Fort Trumbull, Connecticut

Reorganized and redesignated 30 April 1862 as Company E, 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry

Reorganized and redesignated 21 September 1866 as Company E, 14th Infantry

Consolidated 26 July 1869 with Company D, 45th Infantry, Veteran Reserve Corps (constituted 21 September 1866), and consolidated unit designated as Company E, 14th Infantry

( 14th Infantry assigned 27 July 1918 to the 19th Division; relieved 14 February 1919 from assignment to the 19th Division; assigned 10 July 1943 to the 71st Light Division [later redesignated as the 71st Infantry Division]; relieved 1 May 1946 from assignment to the 71st Infantry Division)

Inactivated 1 September 1946 in Germany

Activated 1 October 1948 at Camp Carson, Colorado

( 14th Infantry assigned 1 August 1951 to the 25th Infantry Division)

Inactivated 1 February 1957 at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, and relieved from assignment to the 25th Infantry Division; concurrently, redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 5th Battle Group, 14th Infantry

Redesignated 21 December 1960 as Company E, 14th Infantry

Activated 24 December 1960 in Korea

Inactivated 1 January 1966 in Korea

Activated 30 June 1971 in Vietnam

Inactivated 26 November 1972 in Vietnam

Redesignated 16 December 1986 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 5th Battalion, 14th Infantry, assigned to the 25th Infantry Division, and activated at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii (organic elements concurrently constituted and activated)

Battalion inactivated 15 August 1995 at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, and relieved from assignment to the 25th Infantry Division

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

Civil War
* Peninsula
* Manassas
* Antietam
* Fredericksburg

* Chancellorsville
* Gettysburg
* Wilderness
* Spotsylvania
* Cold Harbor
* Petersburg
* Virginia 1862
* Virginia 1863

Indian Wars
Little Big Horn
* Bannocks
Arizona 1866
Wyoming 1874

War with Spain
* Manila

China Relief Expedition
* Yang-tsun
* Peking

Philippine Insurrection
* Manila
* Laguna de Bay
* Zapote River
* Cavite
* Luzon 1899

World War II
* Rhineland
* Central Europe

Korean War
* UN Summer-Fall Offensive
* Second Korean Winter
* Korea, Summer-Fall 1952
* Third Korean Winter
* Korea, Summer 1953

Vietnam
* Counteroffensive, Phase VII
* Consolidation I
* Consolidation II
* Cease-Fire

DECORATIONS

* Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered MUNSAN-NI

 

Lineage and Honors Statements furnished by the U.S. Army Center of Military History.  Additional information provided by Larry Weist and Thomas Jones.  Thanks to the 25th Infantry Division Association web site for the above information.  The site can be viewed at:

http://www.25thida.org/14thinf.html

  

 

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