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7th Infantry

Lineage and Honors Information as of 2 June 1997

7th Infantry Lineage

Constituted 11 January 1812 in the Regular Army as the 8th Infantry

Organized in 1812 in Tennessee, Georgia, and the adjacent territories

Consolidated May-October 1815 with the 24th Infantry (constituted 26 June 1812) and the 39th Infantry (constituted 29 January 1813) to form the 7th Infantry

Consolidated May-June 1869 with the 36th Infantry (see ANNEX) and consolidated unit designated as the 7th Infantry

Assigned 21 November 1917 to the 3d Division (later redesignated as the 3d Infantry Division)

Relieved 1 July 1957 from assignment to the 3d Infantry Division and reorganized as a parent regiment under the Combat Arms Regimental System

Withdrawn 16 December 1987 from the Combat Arms Regimental System and reorganized under the United States Army Regimental System


Constituted 3 May 1861 in the Regular Army as the 3d Battalion, 18th Infantry

Organized 16 October 1861 at Camp Thomas, Ohio

Reorganized and redesignated 26 December 1866 as the 36th Infantry

Consolidated May-June 1869 with the 7th Infantry and consolidated unit designated as the 7th Infantry

7th Infantry Honors

Campaign Participation Credit

War of 1812: Canada; New Orleans; Florida 1814 Louisiana 1815

Mexican War: Monterey; Vera Cruz; Cerro Gordo; Contreras; Churubusco; Molino del Rey; Chapultepec; Texas 1846

Civil War: Fredericksburg; Murfreesborough; Chancellorsville; Gettysburg; Chickamauga; Chattanooga; Atlanta; New Mexico 1861; New Mexico 1862; Kentucky 1862; Mississippi 1862; Tennessee 1862; Tennessee 1863; Georgia 1864

Indian Wars: Creeks Seminoles; Little Big Horn; Nez Perces; Utes; Pine Ridge; New Mexico 1860; Wyoming 1866; Montana 1872

War with Spain: Santiago

Philippine Insurrection: Samar 1901; Samar 1902

World War I: Aisne; Champagne-Marne; Aisne-Marne; St. Mihiel; Meuse-Argonne; Champagne 1918; Ile de France 1918

World War II: Algeria-French Morocco (with arrowhead); Tunisia; Sicily (with arrowhead); Naples-Foggia Anzio (with arrowhead); Rome-Arno Southern France (with arrowhead); Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe

Korean War: CCF Intervention; First UN Counteroffensive; CCF Spring Offensive; UN Summer-Fall Offensive; Second Korean Winter; Korea, Summer-Fall 1952; Third Korean Winter; Korea, Summer 1953

Vietnam: Counteroffensive, Phase II; Counteroffensive, Phase III; Tet Counteroffensive; Counteroffensive, Phase IV; Counteroffensive, Phase V; Counteroffensive, Phase VI; Tet 69/Counteroffensive; Summer-Fall 1969; Winter-Spring 1970; Sanctuary Counteroffensive; Counteroffensive, Phase VII

Southwest Asia: Defense of Saudi Arabia; Liberation and Defense of Kuwait; Cease-Fire


Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for COLMAR

Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for CHOKSONG

Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for SEGOK

Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for KOWANG-NI

Valorous Unit Award for SAIGON - LONG BINH

Valorous Unit Award for IRAQ - KUWAIT

Army Superior Unit Award for 1994

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

French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II for COLMAR

French Croix de Guerre, World War II, Fourragere

Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation for UIJONGBU CORRIDOR

Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation for IRON TRIANGLE

Chryssoun Aristion Andrias (Bravery Gold Medal of Greece) for KOREA

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