113th Infantry Regiment (United States)

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113th Infantry Regiment
113th Infantry coa.png
Coat of arms
Active 1775
Country  United States
Branch New Jersey Army National Guard
Type Infantry
Size Regiment
Part of 50th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, NJ ARNG
Nickname FIRST NEW JERSEY [1]
Motto Fidelis et Fortis (Faithful and Brave)
Insignia
Distinctive unit insignia 113 Inf Rgt DUI.jpg
U.S. Infantry Regiments
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The 113th Infantry Regiment is an Infantry regiment of the New Jersey Army National Guard.

Lineage[edit]

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  • Essex Brigade reorganized 12 February 1852 and units from Newark and Elizabeth withdrawn to form the Independent Essex Brigade (remainder of Essex Brigade hereafter separate lineages)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.
  • Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 113th Infantry Regiment
  • Reorganized to consist of the 1st Battalion, an element of the 55th Infantry Brigade Combat Team

Annex 1[edit]

  • Mustered into Federal service 27 May 1861 at Trenton as the 2d Regiment of Infantry, New Jersey Volunteers
  • Reorganized 17 December 1864 as the 2d Battalion, New Jersey Volunteers; mustered out of Federal service 11 July 1865 at Hall's Hill, Virginia
  • Reorganized 19 July 1865 as the 2d Regiment, New Jersey Rifle Corps, with Headquarters at Newark
  • Reorganized 14 April 1869 I the New Jersey National Guard as the 2d Regiment

Annex 2[edit]

  • 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[edit]

  • 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, 2d Regiment
  • Mustered into Federal service 13-15 May 1898 at Sea Girt as the 1st Battalion, 2d 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 at Sea Girt; mustered out of Federal service 10-14 November 1916 at Paterson
  • 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[edit]

  • Organized from exiting units in the Hudson Brigade, New Jersey Militia and mustered into Federal service 1 May 1861 at Trenton as the 2d Regiment, New Jersey Brigade; mustered out of Federal service 31 July 1861 at Trenton and reorganized in the New Jersey Militia as the 2d Regiment, Hudson Brigade
  • Reorganized 14 April 1869 in the New Jersey National Guard as the 1st Battalion with Headquarters at Hoboken
  • Expanded, reorganized, and redesignated 6 April 1874 as the 9th Regiment with Headquarters at Hoboken
  • Redesignated 27 March 1886 as the 2d Regiment
  • 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 May 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[edit]

  • 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

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