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Unit Lineage and Honors
113th Infantry Battalion
(THIRD NEW JERSEY)

Organized 26 October -15 December 1775 in the Continental Army as the 1st New Jersey Regiment to consist in part of existing militia companies from Essex County

Assigned 22 May 1777 to the New Jersey Brigade, and 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 with drawn to form the Independent Essex Brigade (remainder of Essex Brigade hereafter separate lineage)

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

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 2d 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 consolidation 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, 2d Regiment [see ANNEX 3], concurrently reorganized and redesignated as Companies A, C, K, and M, 1st Battalion, 5th Regiment)

Mustered into Federal service 21 June 1916 at Sea Girt; mustered out 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), 2d Regiment (organized in 1899 through consolidation of the 3d 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 3d Battalion with Headquarters at Trenton; expanded, reorganized, and redesignated in 1872 as the 7th Regiment with Headquarters at Lamberville]) 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 (see ANNEX 3), and reorganized 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 2d Battalion) reorganized and Federally recognized 14 November 1946 at Newark as the 113th Armored Infantry Battalion and assigned to the 50th Armored Division

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 and 2nd Battalions, elements of the 50th Armored Division

Reorganized 16 October 1984 to consist of the 1st and 2nd 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 1September 1991 to consist of the 2nd Battalion, elements of the 50th Armored Division

Reorganized 1September 1993 to consist of the 1st and 2nd Battalions, elements of the 42nd Infantry Division

Annex 1
Mustered into Federal Service 27 May 1861 at Trenton as the 2nd Regiment of Infantry, New Jersey Volunteers Reorganized 17 December 1864 as the 2nd Battalion, New Jersey Volunteers; mustered out of Federal service 11 July 18 65 at Hall's Hill, Virginia

Reorganized 19 July 1865 as the 2nd regiment, New Jersey Rifle Corps, with Headquarters at Newark

Reorganized 14 April 1869 in the New Jersey National Guard as the 2nd Regiment

Annex 2
Organized in 1866 in the New Jersey Militia at Newark as the 1st Battalion, Veterans Expanded, reorganized, and redesignated in 1867 as the Veteran Regiment

Reorganized 14 April 1869 in the New Jersey National Guard as the 5th Regiment (Veteran)

Annex 3
Organized 31 January 1880 as the Paterson Light Guard

Reorganized 25 May 1880 in the New Jersey National Guard as the 1st Battalion

Reorganized and redesignated 8 June 1892 as the 1st Battalion, 2nd Regiment

Mustered into Federal service 13-15 May 1898 at Sea Girt as the 1st Battalion, 2nd

New Jersey Volunteer Infantry; mustered out of Federal service 17 November 1898 at Paterson

Reorganized 2 May 1899 in the New Jersey National Guard as Companies A, C, K, and M, 1st Regiment

Reorganized and redesignated 4 February 1902 as the 1st Battalion, 5th Regiment

Mustered into Federal service 21-26 June 1916 at Sea Girt; mustered out of Federal service August 1917

Mustered into Federal service 25 March 1917 at Paterson; drafted into Federal service 5 August 1917

Reorganized and redesignated 11 October 1917 as the 1st Battalion, 114th Infantry, an element of the 29th Division

Demobilized 14 May 1919 at Camp Dix, New Jersey

Annex 4
Organized from existing units in the Hudson Brigade, New Jersey Militia, and mustered into Federal service 1 May 1861 at Trenton as the 2nd Regiment, New Jersey Brigade; mustered out of Federal service 31 July 1861 at Trenton and reorganized in the New Jersey Militia as the 2nd Regiment, Hudson Bridge Reorganized 14 April 1869 in the New Jersey National Guard as the 1st Battalion with Headquarters at Hoboken

Redesignated 27 March 1886 as the 2nd

Consolidated 31 May 1892 with the 4th Regiment (organized in 1867 in the New Jersey Rifle Corps as the 4th Regiment with Headquarters at Hudson City; reorganized 14 April 1869 in the New Jersey National Guard as the 4th Regiment with Headquarters at Jersey City)

Mustered into Federal service 7-24 July 1898 at Sea Girt as the 4th New Jersey

Volunteer Infantry; mustered out of Federal service 6 April 1899 at Greenville, South Carolina

Reorganized 2 Many 1899 in the New Jersey National Guard as the 4th Regiment with Headquarters at Jersey City

Mustered into Federal service 21 June 1916 at Sea Girt; mustered out of Federal service 13 October 1916 at Sea Girt

Mustered into Federal service 12 April 1917 at Jersey City; drafted into Federal service 5 October 1917

Annex 5
Constituted 5 August 1917 in the National Army as the 324th Infantry and assigned to the 81st Division Organized in September 1917 at Camp Jackson, South Carolina

Demobilized 17 June 1919 at Camp Devens, Massachusetts

Reconstituted 24 June 1921 in the Organized Reserves as the 324th Infantry and assigned to the 81st Division

Organized in January 1922 with Headquarters at Memphis, Tennessee

Inactivated 30 January 1942 and relieved from assignment to the 81st Division

Withdrawn 1 February 1943 from the Organized Reserves, allotted to the Army of the United States, and activated at Fort Lewis, Washington, as an element of the 44th Infantry Division

Inactivated 1 November 1945 at Camp Chaffee, Arkansas, and relieved from assignment to the 44th Infantry Division

Campaign Participation Credit
Revolutionary War
Brandywine
Germantown
Monmouth
Yorktown
Canada 1776
New York 1776
New Jersey 1777
New York 1777
New York 1779
New Jersey 1780
War of 1812
Streamer Without inscription

Civil War
Bull Run
Peninsula
Manassas
Antietam
Fredericksburg
Chancellorsville
Gettysburg
Wilderness
Spotsylvania
Cold Harbor
Petersburg
Shenandoah
Appomattox
Virginia 1863

World War I
Meuse-Argonne
Alsace 1918
Lorraine 1918

World War II
Northern France
Rhineland
Ardennes-Alsace
Central Europe

Company A (Essex Troop-Newark), Company B (Newark), and Company D (Jersey City), 2nd Battalion, each additionally entitled to:

World War II-EAME
Normandy (with arrowhead)

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

Decorations

Company A (Essex Troop-Newark), 2nd Battalion, entitled to: French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II, 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 C (Newark) and Company D (Jersey City), 2nd Battalion, each entitled to: French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II, Streamer embroidered BEACHES OF NORMANDY

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