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113th Infantry Regiment (United States)
113th Infantry coa
Coat of arms
Country United States
Branch New Jersey Army National Guard
Service history
Active 1775
Size Regiment
Part of 50th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, NJ ARNG
Nickname FIRST NEW JERSEY [1]
Motto Fidelis et Fortis (Faithful and Brave)
Commanders
Insignia
Insignia 113 Inf Rgt DUI


The 113th Infantry Regiment is an Infantry regiment of the New Jersey Army National Guard.

LineageEdit

The unit's origins lie in the 1st New Jersey Regiment, Continental Army, created 26 October - 15 December 1775 to consist in part of existing militia companies from Essex County.

  • Assigned 22 May 1777 to the New Jersey Brigade, an element of the Main Army
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 March 1783 as the New Jersey Regiment
  • Furloughed 6 June 1783 at Newburgh, New York
  • Disbanded 15 November 1783

Reorganized 5 June 1793 in the New Jersey Militia and expanded to form the Essex Brigade (Elements of the Essex Brigade mustered into federal service during 1814)

  • Essex Brigade reorganized 12 February 1852 and units from Newark and Elizabeth withdrawn to form the Independent Essex Brigade (remainder of Essex Brigade hereafter separate lineages)
  • Independent Essex Brigade redesignated 2 February 1858 as the Newark Brigade
  • 1st Regiment, Newark Brigade, organized in 1858 at Newark

Mustered into federal service 30 April 1861 at Trenton as the 1st Regiment, New Jersey Brigade; mustered out of federal service 31 July 1861 at Newark

  • Reorganized and mustered into federal service 14 September 1861 at Trenton as the 8th Regiment of Infantry, New Jersey Volunteers
  • Reorganized and redesignated 21 September 1864 as the 8th Battalion, New Jersey Volunteers; consolidated 12 October 1864 with the 6th Battalion, New Jersey Volunteers (mustered into federal service 19 August 1861 at Trenton as the 6th Regiment of Infantry, New Jersey Volunteers), and consolidated unit reorganized and redesignated as the 8th Regiment of Infantry, New Jersey Volunteers
  • Mustered out of federal service 17 July 1865 at Washington, D.C.

Former 1st Regiment, Newark Brigade, reorganized and redesignated 19 July 1865 as the 1st Regiment, New Jersey Rifle Corps

  • (New Jersey Militia redesignated 9 March 1869 as the New Jersey National Guard)
  • Reorganized 14 April 1869 in the New Jersey National Guard as the 1st Regiment
  • Consolidated 22 June 1875 with the 2nd Regiment (see ANNEX 1) and consolidated unit designated as the 1st Regiment
  • Consolidated 31 May 1892 with the 5th Regiment (Veteran) (see ANNEX 2) and consolidated unit designated as the 1st Regiment
  • Mustered into federal service 5 ‑ 12 May 1898 at Sea Girt as the 1st New Jersey Volunteer Infantry; mustered out of federal service 4 November 1898 at Newark
  • Reorganized 2 May 1899 in the New Jersey National Guard as the 1st Regiment with Headquarters at Newark (1st Battalion, 2nd Regiment {see ANNEX 3}, concurrently reorganized and redesignated as Companies A, C, K, and M, 1st Regiment; companies withdrawn 4 February 1902 and reorganized as the 1st Battalion, 5th Regiment)
  • Mustered into federal service 21 June 1916 at Sea Girt; mustered out of federal service 10 October 1916 at Newark
  • Mustered into federal service 25 March 1917 at Newark; drafted into federal service 5 August 1917
  • Consolidated 11 October 1917 with the 4th Regiment (see ANNEX 4), 2nd Regiment (organized in 1899 through consolidation of the 3rd Regiment (organized in 1866 in the New Jersey Rifle Corps with Headquarters at New Brunswick) and the 7th Regiment (organized in 1869 in the New Jersey National Guard as the 3rd Battalion with Headquarters at Trenton; expanded, reorganized, and redesignated in 1872 as the 7th Regiment with Headquarters at Lambertville) and consolidated unit reorganized and redesignated as the 113th Infantry and assigned to the 29th Division
  • Demobilized 27‑28 May 1919 at Camp Dix, New Jersey

Former 1st and 4th Regiments consolidated with the 1st Battalion, 114th Infantry, and reorganized in the New Jersey National Guard as the 6th Infantry with Headquarters federally recognized 13 November 1919 at Newark

  • Redesignated 17 June 1921 as the 113th Infantry and assigned to the 44th Division
  • Inducted into federal service 16 September 1940 at home stations
  • Relieved 16 February 1942 from assignment to the 44th Division
  • Inactivated 25 September 1945 at Fort Rucker, Alabama

Consolidated 9 July 1946 with the 324th Infantry (see ANNEX 5) and consolidated unit designated as the 113th Infantry

  • Regiment (less 2nd Battalion) reorganized and federally recognized 14 November 1946 at Newark as the 113th Armored Infantry Battalion and assigned to the 50th Armored Division; 2nd Battalion reorganized and federally recognized 3 December 1946 at Paterson as the 215th Armored Infantry Battalion and assigned to the 50th Armored Division (United States)
  • 113th and 215th Armored Infantry Battalions consolidated, reorganized, and redesignated 1 March 1959 as the 113th Infantry, a parent regiment under the Combat Arms Regimental System, to consist of the 1st and 2nd Armored Rifle Battalions, elements of the 50th Armored Division
  • Reorganized 31 January 1963 to consist of the 1st and 2nd Battalions, elements of the 50th Armored Division
  • Reorganized 1 July 1975 to consist of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Battalions, elements of the 50th Armored Division
  • Reorganized 16 October 1984 to consist of the 2nd and 3rd Battalions, elements of the 50th Armored Division.

Withdrawn 1 May 1989 from the Combat Arms Regimental System and reorganized under the United States Army Regimental System

  • Reorganized 1 September 1991 to consist of the 2nd Battalion, an element of the 50th Armored Division
  • Reorganized 1 September 1993 to consist of the 2nd Battalion, an element of the 42nd Infantry Division. In 2012 the single remaining battalion of the regiment is assigned to the 50th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, NJ ARNG.

Campaign ParticipationEdit

Revolutionary WarEdit

  • Brandywine
  • Germantown
  • Monmouth
  • Yorktown
  • Canada 1776
  • New York 1776
  • New Jersey 1777
  • New York 1777
  • New York 1779
  • New Jersey 1780
  • Streamer Without inscription

War of 1812Edit

Civil WarEdit

  • Bull Run
  • Peninsula

Campaign Streamer CSA Peninsula 1862

  • Manassas
  • Antietam
  • Fredericksburg

Campaign Streamer CSA Fredericksburg

  • Chancellorsville

Campaign Streamer CSA Chancellorsville

  • Gettysburg

Campaign Streamer CSA Gettysburg

  • Wilderness
  • Spotsylvania
  • Cold Harbor

Campaign Streamer CSA Cold Harbor

  • Petersburg

Campaign Streamer CSA Petersburg

  • Shenandoah
  • Appomattox

Campaign Streamer CSA Appomattox

  • Virginia 1863

World War IEdit

  • Meuse-Argonne

World War I Streamer

  • Alsace 1918
  • Lorraine 1918

World War IIEdit

  • Northern France

Campaign Streamer WWII Northern France 1944

  • Rhineland

Campaign Streamer WWII Rhineland 1944–1945

  • Ardennes-Alsace

Campaign Streamer Ardennes-Alsace 1944–1945

  • Central Europe

Campaign Streamer Central Europe 1945

  • Company A (Essex Troop-Newark), Company B (Newark), and Company D (Jersey City), 2nd Battalion, each additionally entitled to: World War II-EAMEC and Normandy (with arrowhead)

European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal streamer Campaign Streamer WWII Normandy 1944

  • Company C (Woodbridge), 2d Battalion, additionally entitled to: World War II-AP and Aleutian Islands

Campaign Streamer WWII North Apennines 1944–1945 Streamer APC

War on TerrorismEdit

  • Iraq

Iraq Campaign streamer (USMC)



HHC, 2D BATTALION,113TH INFANTRY REGIMENT(Riverdale), Company A (Newark), Company B (Jersey City),Company C (Woodbridge), Company F 250th BSB (Teaneck), **attached** Troop A,(Dover) 1st Squadron, 102d Cavalry Regiment

DecorationsEdit

  • HHC, 2D BATTALION,113TH INFANTRY

REGIMENT(Riverdale), and Troop A,(Dover) 1st Squadron, 102d Cavalry Regiment each entitled to Meritorious Unit Commendation (MUC) Iraq Service

(GENERAL ORDERS NO. 2014–12 28 May 2014)

  • Company A (Essex Troop-Newark), 2nd Battalion, entitled to: French Croix de Guerre with Palm and World War II and Streamer embroidered BEACHES OF NORMANDY
  • Belgium Fourrangere 1940
  • Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in Belgium
  • Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in the Ardennes
  • Company B (Newark) and Company D (Jersey City), 2nd Battalion, each entitled to: French Croix de Guerre with Palm and World War II and Streamer embroidered BEACHES OF NORMANDY

Distinctive unit insigniaEdit

  • Description

A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Azure, a saltire Argent, in chief an oak tree eradicated of the last. Attached above the shield from a wreath Argent and Azure, a lion’s head erased Or collared four fusils Gules. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Gold scroll inscribed “FIDELIS ET FORTIS” in Black letters.

  • Symbolism

The shield is blue for the Infantry; the white saltire cross commemorates the service of the old regiment in the Civil War and the silver oak tree the service in World War I (Argonne Forest). The motto is the motto of the old 1st New Jersey Infantry and translates to “Faithful and Brave.”

  • Background

The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 113th Infantry Regiment on 26 March 1925. It was amended to include the motto on 22 July 1925. It was redesignated for the 113th Armored Infantry Battalion on 5 July 1952. The insignia was redesignated for the 113th Infantry Regiment and amended to include the State crest on 5 June 1961.

Coat of armsEdit

BlazonEdit

  • Shield

Azure, a saltire Argent, in chief an oak tree eradicated of the last. Attached above the shield from a wreath Argent and Azure, a lion’s head erased Or collared four fusils Gules.

  • Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the New Jersey Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors Argent and Azure, a lion’s head erased Or collared four fusils Gules. Motto: FIDELIS ET FORTIS (Faithful and Brave).

SymbolismEdit

  • Shield

The shield is blue for the Infantry; the white saltire cross commemorates the service of the old regiment in the Civil War and the silver oak tree the service in World War I (Argonne Forest).

  • Crest

The crest is that of the New Jersey Army National Guard.

BackgroundEdit

The coat of arms was originally approved for the 113th Infantry Regiment on 26 March 1925. It was redesignated for the 113th Armored Infantry Battalion on 5 July 1952. It was redesignated for the 113th Infantry Regiment on 5 June 1961.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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