1st Field Artillery Regiment (United States)
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|1st Field Artillery Regiment|
Coat of arms
|Motto(s)||Primus aut Nullus (First or Not at All)|
|Distinctive unit insignia|
|U.S. Field Artillery Regiments|
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The 1st Field Artillery Regiment was first activated in 1907 from numbered companies of artillery. It was first organized with 2 battalions at Fort Riley, Kansas.
Distinctive unit insignia
A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/4 inches (3.18 cm) in height consisting of the shield, crest and motto of the coat of arms.
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 1st Field Artillery Regiment on 27 November 1923. It was re-designated for the 1st Field Artillery Battalion on 8 March 1951. It was cancelled on 21 April 1959. In the period from 1959 to 1971, a new crest was authorized for the Second Battalion, First Field Artillery, bearing the motto, "Primus Inter Pares", "First Among Equals". The motto of the 2/1st Artillery has remained the same, "A little more grape Captain Bragg", which is illustrated on the crest with a canister of grape shot. The crest was restored and authorized for the 1/1st Field Artillery Regiment on 1 September 1971, and the insignia was again amended to its current image on 16 February 1979.
Coat of Arms
- Shield: Gules, a stand of grape Proper.
- Crest: On a wreath of the colors Or and Gules, a masonry tower Proper charged with a maple leaf Vert.
- Shield: The shield is scarlet for Artillery. The stand of grape is to commemorate the remark attributed to General Zachary Taylor at the Battle of Buena Vista, “A little more grape, Captain Bragg.”
- Crest: The tower represents participation of a battery under Major Robert Anderson in the defense of Fort Sumter in 1861. The maple leaf commemorates service in the War of 1812, in Canada.
- Background: The coat of arms was originally approved for the 1st Field Artillery Regiment on 16 February 1921. It was redesignated for the 1st Field Artillery Battalion on 8 March 1951. It was cancelled on 21 April 1959. It was restored and authorized for the 1st Field Artillery Regiment on 1 September 1971.
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- 2nd Battalion 1st Field Artillery Regiment
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- Coats of arms of U.S. Artillery Regiments
- Historical register and dictionary of the United States Army, from ..., Volume 1 By Francis Bernard Heitman