3rd Battalion 4th Infantry Regiment – Lineage and Honors

3d Battalion

Lineage and Honors Information as of 11 December 2009

Lineage

Constituted 11 January 1812 in the Regular Army as a company of the 14th Infantry

Organized in 1812

Consolidated May-October 1815 with a company each of the 18th and 20th Infantry (both constituted 11 January 1812) and a company each of the 36th and 38th Infantry (both constituted 29 January 1813) to form a company of the 4th Infantry

Designated 21 August 1816 as Company C, 4th Infantry

Consolidated 31 March 1869 with Company C, 30th Infantry (see ANNEX 1), and consolidated unit designated as Company C, 4th Infantry

(4th Infantry assigned 1 October 1917 to the 3d Division; relieved 15 May 1940 from assignment to the 3d Division; assigned 1 November 1945 to the 25th Infantry Division)

Inactivated 31 January 1947 in Japan

(4th Infantry relieved 1 February 1947 from assignment to the 25th Infantry Division)

Activated 1 October 1948 at Fort Lewis, Washington

(4th Infantry assigned 10 October 1954 to the 71st Infantry Division; relieved

15 September 1956 from assignment to the 71st Infantry Division)

Inactivated 15 February 1958 at Fort Devens, Massachusetts

Redesignated 11 May 1959 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3d Battle Group, 4th Infantry, withdrawn from the Regular Army, allotted to the Army Reserve, and assigned to the 102d Infantry Division (organic elements concurrently constituted)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 Fairfield, Illinois (concurrently, Headquarters and Headquarters Company consolidated with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3d Battalion, 405th Infantry [see ANNEX 2] and consolidated unit designated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3d Battle Group, 4th Infantry)

Reorganized and redesignated 1 April 1963 as the 3d Battalion, 4th Infantry

Inactivated 31 December 1965 at Fairfield, Illinois, and relieved from assignment to the 102d Infantry Division

Withdrawn 30 June 1989 from the Army Reserve and allotted to the Regular Army

Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 3d Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment

Assigned 16 October 2009 to the 170th Infantry Brigade and activated in Germany

Deactivated 2012

ANNEX 1

Constituted 3 May 1861 in the Regular Army as Company C, 3d Battalion, 12th Infantry

Organized 23 December 1865 at Fort Hamilton, New York

Reorganized and redesignated 7 December 1866 as Company C, 30th Infantry

Consolidated 31 March 1869 with Company C, 4th Infantry, and consolidated unit designated as Company C, 4th Infantry

ANNEX 2

Constituted 23 July 1918 in the National Army as Headquarters and Headquarters

Company, 3d Battalion, 405th Infantry, an element of the 102d Division

Demobilized 30 November 1918

Reconstituted 24 June 1921 in the Organized Reserves as an element of the 102d Division (later redesignated as the 102d Infantry Division)

Organized in November 1921 at Little Rock, Arkansas

Ordered into active military service 15 September 1942 and reorganized at Camp Maxey, Texas

Inactivated 1 June 1946 in Germany

Activated 12 November 1946 at Mankato, Minnesota

Inactivated 3 January 1947 at Mankato, Minnesota

Activated 25 April 1947 at St. Louis, Missouri

Inactivated 12 March 1948 at St. Louis, Missouri

(Organized Reserves redesignated 25 March 1948 as the Organized Reserve Corps; redesignated 9 July 1952 as the Army Reserve)

Activated 18 December 1950 at Flora, Illinois

Location changed 15 March 1951 to Fairfield, Illinois

Consolidated 1 June 1959 with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3d Battle Group, 4th Infantry, and consolidated unit designated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3d Battle Group, 4th Infantry

Campaign Participation Credit

War of 1812: *Canada, *Bladensburg, *McHenry

Mexican War: *Palo Alto, *Resaca de la Palma, *Monterey, *Vera Cruz, *Cerro Gordo, *Churubusco, *Molino del Rey, *Chapultepec, *Puebla 1847, Tlaxcala 1847

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

Indian Wars: Tippecanoe, *Seminoles, Black Hawk, *Little Big Horn, *Utes, *Oregon 1855, Oregon 1856, Washington 1855, Washington 1856

War with Spain: *Santiago

Philippine Insurrection: *Manila, *Malolos, *Cavite, *Luzon 1899

World War I: *Aisne, *Champagne-Marne, *Aisne-Marne, *St. Mihiel, *Meuse-Argonne *Champagne 1918

World War II: *Aleutian Islands, *Rhineland, *Central Europe

Decorations

*Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for ROER RIVER

*French Croix de Guerre with Gilt Star, World War I for CHAMPAGNE-MARNE AISNE-MARNE

Fourth Infantry Regiment