Portal:US Army Lineage and Honors/US 3rd Infantry Regiment

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First US 3rd Infantry Regiment[edit]

Second US 3rd Infantry Regiment[edit]

  • First US 1st Infantry Regiment Consolidated May-October 1815 with the 5th Infantry (constituted 12 April 1808), the 17th Infantry (constituted 11 January 1812), the 19th Infantry (constituted 26 June 1812), and the 28th Infantry (constituted 29 January 1813) to form the 3d Infantry
  • Consolidated August-December 1869 with one-half of the US 37th Infantry Regiment (see ANNEX) and consolidated unit designated as the 3d Infantry
  • (2d and 3d Battalions inactivated 18 November 1921 at Fort Snelling, Minnesota; activated 8 June 1922 at Fort Snelling, Minnesota)
  • 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
  • (1st Battalion inactivated 1 June 1941 at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; activated 14 February 1942 in Newfoundland)
  • (2d Battalion [less Headquarters and Headquarters Company] inactivated 1 September 1942 at Fort Snelling, Minnesota [Headquarters and Headquarters Company concurrently inactivated in Greenland]; battalion activated 22 October 1943 at Camp Butner, North Carolina)
  • Inactivated 20 November 1946 in Germany
  • Regiment (less 2d Battalion) activated 6 April 1948 at Fort Myer, Virginia (2d Battalion concurrently activated at Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.)
  • Reorganized 1 July 1957 as a parent regiment under the Combat Arms Regimental System
  • Withdrawn 16 January 1986 from the Combat Arms Regimental System and reorganized under the United States Army Regimental System

3rd Infantry Regiment Honors[edit]

Campaign Participation Credit[edit]

  • 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
  • Vietnam: 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


  • Valorous Unit Award for SAIGON - LONG BINH
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for WASHINGTON, D.C., 1969-1973
  • Army Superior Unit Award for 1984-1985
  • Army Superior Unit Award for 1993