49th Infantry Regiment (United States)

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49th Infantry Regiment
49th Infantry Coat of Arms.jpg
Coat of Arms, taken from the cover of the Headquarters Company 49th A.I.B. book
Active 1917–43
Country  United States
Branch  United States Army
Type Infantry
Size Regiment
Motto(s) Aquila Electa Juste Omnia Vincet (The chosen eagle conquers by right)
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The 49th Infantry Regiment was a regular infantry regiment in the United States Army.

The regiment was constituted 15 May 1917 in the Regular Army as the 49th Infantry. It was organized 1 June 1917 at Syracuse, New York, from personnel of the 23rd Infantry, inactivated 18 November 1921 at Fort Snelling, Minnesota, and disbanded 31 July 1922.

Reconstituted in the regular Army as the 49th Armored Infantry and assigned to the 8th Armored Division 18 July 1941. Activated 1 April 1942 at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Regiment was broken up 20 September 1943, and elements reorganized and redesignated as elements of the 8th Armored Division as follows-
  • 49th Armored Infantry (less 1st and 2nd Battalions) as the 49th Armored Infantry Battalion.
  • 1st Battalion as the 58th Armored Infantry Battalion.
  • 2nd Battalion as the 7th Armored Infantry Battalion.

Campaign streamers[edit]

World War I

  • without Inscription

Coat of arms[edit]

The field is blue for Infantry. The tower is taken from the stone tower at Fort Snelling, the station of the regiment. The key is from the arms of Le Mans, France and commemorates the service of the regiment in the vicinity of that city in 1918.


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