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1st Squadron, 6th Cavalry
(The Fighting Sixth)

Lineage and Honors Information as of 11 January 2000

1st Squadron, 6th Cavalry Lineage

Constituted 4 May 1861 in the Regular Army as Company A, 3d Cavalry

Organized June-October 1861 in Maryland and the District of Columbia

Redesignated 3 August 1861 as Company A, 6th Cavalry

(6th Cavalry assigned 15 August 1927 to the 3d Cavalry Division

Consolidated 14 October 1929 with Troop D, 6th Cavalry (organized in 1861) and consolidated unit designated as Troop A, 6th Cavalry

(6th Cavalry relieved 1 December 1939 from assignment to the 3d Cavalry Division)

Reorganized and redesignated 21 July 1942 as Troop A, 6th Cavalry, Mechanized

Reorganized and redesignated 1 January 1944 as Troop A, 6th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, Mechanized

Converted and redesignated 1 May 1946 as Troop A, 6th Constabulary Squadron

Converted and redesignated 20 December 1948 as Company A, 6th Armored Cavalry (Former Troop D, 6th Cavalry, concurrently withdrawn from Company A, 6th Armored Cavalry - hereafter separate lineage)

Reorganized and redesignated 24 June 1960 as Troop A, 6th Armored Cavalry

Inactivated 24 October 1963 at Fort Knox, Kentucky

Activated 23 March 1967 at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland

Inactivated 21 June 1973 at Fort Bliss, Texas

Redesignated 22 June 1973 as Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 1st Squadron, 6th Cavalry, assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division, and activated at Fort Hood, Texas (organic elements concurrently constituted and activated)

Relieved 21 February 1975 from assignment to the 1st Cavalry Division

Inactivated 15 December 1995 at Fort Hood, Texas

Activated 16 July 1996 in Korea

1st Squadron, 6th Cavalry Honors

Campaign Participation Credit

Civil War: *Peninsula; *Antietam; *Fredericksburg; *Chancellorsville; *Gettysburg; *Wilderness; *Spotsylvania; *Cold Harbor; *Petersburg; *Shenandoah; *Appomattox; *Virginia 1862; *Virginia 1863; *Virginia 1864; *Virginia 1865; *Maryland 1863

Indian Wars: *Comanches; Apaches; *Pine Ridge; Oklahoma 1874; *Texas 1874; *Arizona 1876; *Arizona 1881; Arizona 1882; *New Mexico 1882; Colorado 1884

War with Spain: *Santiago

China Relief Expedition: *Streamer without inscription

Philippine Insurrection: Streamer without inscription

Mexican Expedition: *Mexico 1916-1917

World War I: *Streamer without inscription

World War II: *Normandy; *Northern France; *Rhineland; *Ardennes-Alsace; *Central Europe


*Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for HARLANGE POCKET

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