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Lineage and Honors Information as of 15 February 2012

167th INFANTRY REGIMENT
(FOURTH ALABAMA)

  • Organized January-February 1836 as the Regiment of Alabama Militia, commanded by Colonel William Chisolm
  • Mustered into Federal service 27 February-1 March 1836 at Mobile; mustered out of Federal service in May 1836 at Mobile and elements continued as independent volunteer militia companies
  • Reorganized and mustered into Federal service 23 May-8 June 1846 at Mobile as Lieutenant Colonel Raiford’s Battalion, 1st Regiment Alabama Volunteers, commanded by Colonel J. M. Withers
  • Regiment (less Lieutenant Colonel Raiford’s Battalion and three companies) mustered out of Federal service 16 June 1846 at Mobile; Lieutenant Colonel Raiford’s Battalion and three companies consolidated with companies of Colonel J. R. Coffey’s 1st Regiment of Alabama Volunteers (mustered into Federal service 8-9 June 1846 at Mobile)
  • Lieutenant Colonel Raiford’s Battalion withdrawn from Colonel J. R. Coffey’s 1st Regiment of Alabama Volunteers and mustered out of Federal service 18 August 1846 at Mobile; remainder of regiment mustered out of Federal service 25-29 May 1847 at New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Reorganized in part as Major J. J. Seibles’ Battalion, Alabama Infantry, and mustered into Federal service November 1847-February 1848 at Mobile; mustered out of Federal service 26-28 June 1848 at Mobile, and elements continued as independent volunteer militia companies in central Alabama
  • Reorganized in part as the 4th Regiment Alabama Infantry (organized by Colonel J. J. Seibles) and mustered into Confederate service in May 1861 at Dalton, Georgia
  • Surrendered 9 April 1865 at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, with the Army of Northern Virginia
  • Reconstituted 30 September 1875 in the Alabama Volunteer Militia and reorganized from existing companies in central and southern Alabama as the 1st Regiment of Infantry
  • Regiment (less companies in southern Alabama) reorganized and redesignated 25 November 1875 as the 2d Regiment of Infantry (Companies in southern Alabama concurrently reorganized as the 1st Regiment of Infantry-hereafter separate lineage)
  • (Alabama Volunteer Militia redesignated 9 February 1877 as the Alabama State Troops)
  • Regiment (less companies in central and northwestern Alabama) reorganized and redesignated 1887-1888 as the 3d Regiment of Infantry (Companies in central and northwestern Alabama concurrently reorganized as the 2d Regiment of Infantry-hereafter separate lineage)
  • (Alabama State Troops redesignated 18 February 1897 as the Alabama National Guard)
  • 3d Regiment of Infantry redesignated as the 1st Alabama Volunteer Infantry and mustered into Federal service 9-24 May 1898 at Mobile; mustered out of Federal service
  • 31 October 1898 at Birmingham
  • Reorganized 1898-1899 in the Alabama National Guard in central and northern Alabama as the 3d Infantry Regiment
  • Redesignated 15 July 1911 as the 4th Infantry Regiment
  • Mustered into Federal service 28 June-1 July 1916 at Montgomery
  • Assigned 1 August 1917 to the 42d Division
  • Drafted into Federal service 5 August 1917
  • Reorganized and redesignated 15 August 1917 as the 167th Infantry
  • Relieved 9 May 1919 from assignment to the 42d Division
  • Demobilized 19 May 1919 at Camp Shelby, Mississippi
  • Reorganized 1 July 1919 in the Alabama National Guard as the 4th Infantry
  • Redesignated 16 December 1921 as the 167th Infantry and assigned to the 39th Division; Headquarters Federally recognized 10 April 1922 at Birmingham
  • Relieved 1 July 1923 from assignment to the 39th Division and assigned to the 31st Division (later redesignated as the 31st Infantry Division)
  • (Location of Headquarters changed 11 January 1932 to Gadsden)
  • Inducted into Federal service 25 November 1940 at home stations
  • Inactivated 8-29 December 1945 at Camp Stoneman, California
  • Reorganized and Federally recognized 2 December 1946 in the Alabama National Guard with Headquarters at Birmingham
  • Ordered into active Federal service 16 January 1951 at home stations
  • (167th Infantry [NGUS] organized and Federally recognized 1 April 1953 with Headquarters at Birmingham)
  • Released from active Federal service 15 June 1954 and reverted to state control; Federal recognition concurrently withdrawn from the 167th Infantry (NGUS)
  • Reorganized 2 May 1959 (less the 2d Battalion) as a parent regiment under the Combat Arms Regimental System, to consist of the 1st and 2d Battle Groups, elements of the 31st Division (2d Battalion concurrently converted, reorganized, and redesignated as the 152d Armor-hereafter separate lineage)
  • Reorganized 15 April 1963 to consist of the 1st Battalion, an element of the 31st Infantry Division
  • (1st Battalion ordered into active Federal service 11 June 1963 at home stations; released from active Federal service 23 June 1963 and reverted to state control)
  • Ordered into active Federal service 10 September 1963 at home stations; released from active Federal service 12 September 1963 and reverted to state control
  • Ordered into Federal service (less Company C) 20 March 1965 at home stations; released from active Federal service 29 March 1965 and reverted to state control
  • Reorganized 15 January 1968 to consist of the 1st Battalion, an element of the 30th Armored Division
  • Reorganized 1 November 1973 to consist of the 1st Battalion, an element of the 31st Armored Brigade
  • Withdrawn 1 May 1989 from the Combat Arms Regimental System and reorganized under the United States Army Regimental System
  • Ordered into active Federal service 6 October 2001 at home stations
  • Relieved 30 September 2002 from assignment to the 31st Armored Brigade
  • Released from active Federal service 5 October 2002 and reverted to state control
  • Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 167th Infantry Regiment
  • (Elements ordered into active Federal service 9 June 2007 at home stations; released from active Federal service 12 July 2008 and reverted to state control)
  • Consolidated 1 September 2008 with the 31st Cavalry Regiment (organized 1 November 1973 in the Alabama Army National Guard with Headquarters at Sylacauga), and consolidated unit designated as the 167th Infantry Regiment, to consist of the 1st Battalion

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

  • Indian Wars
  • Seminoles
  • Mexican War
  • Streamer without inscription
  • Civil War (Confederate Service)
  • First Manassas
  • Peninsula
  • Second Manassas
  • Sharpsburg
  • Fredericksburg
  • Chancellorsville
  • Gettysburg
  • Chickamauga
  • Wilderness
  • Spotsylvania
  • Cold Harbor
  • Petersburg
  • Appomattox
  • World War I
  • Champagne-Marne
  • Aisne-Marne
  • Meuse-Argonne
  • St. Mihiel
  • Lorraine 1918
  • Champagne 1918
  • World War II
  • New Guinea (with arrowhead)
  • Western Pacific (with arrowhead)
  • Southern Philippines
  • War on Terrorism
  •    Iraq:
  • National Resolution

Headquarters Company (Talladega), 1st Battalion, additionally entitled to:

  • World War II
  • Central Burma
  • India-Burma

Company C (Cullman), 1st Battalion, additionally entitled to:

  • War on Terrorism
  •    Iraq:
  • Iraqi Surge

DECORATIONS

  • Philippine Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered 17 OCTOBER 1944 TO 4 JULY 1945
  • Company C (Cullman), 1st Battalion, additionally entitled to:
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered SOUTHWEST ASIA SEP 2007-APR 2008

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY:

ROBERT J. DALESSANDRO
Director, Center of Military History


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