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Lineage and Honors Information as of 15 March 2010

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229th MILITARY POLICE COMPANY

 

Organized 30 September 1829 in the Virginia Militia at Norfolk as the Norfolk Light Artillery Blues, a company in the 4th Regiment of Artillery attached to the 54th Regiment

Mustered into active state service 18 April 1861 at Norfolk

Expanded 8 June 1861 to form the Norfolk Light Artillery Blues and Captain Frank Huger’s Company, Virginia Light Artillery

After 8 June 1861 the above units underwent changes as follows:

Norfolk Light Artillery Blues mustered into Confederate service 1 July 1861 as Company H, 16th Virginia Infantry
Converted and redesignated 22 March 1862 as Captain Charles R. Grandy’s Company, Virginia Light Artillery
Surrendered 9 April 1865 at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, with the Army of Northern Virginia

Captain Frank Huger’s Company, Virginia Light Artillery, mustered into Confederate service 1 July 1861
Redesignated 2 March 1863 as Captain Joseph D. Moore’s Company, Virginia Light Artillery
Surrendered 9 April 1865 at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, with the Army of Northern Virginia

Former Captain Charles R. Grandy’s Company, Virginia Light Artillery, and Captain Joseph D. Moore’s Company, Virginia Light Artillery, consolidated 4 May 1871 and reorganized in the Virginia Volunteers at Norfolk as the Norfolk Light Artillery Blues

Redesignated 8 November 1877 as Battery B, 1st Battalion of Artillery

Redesignated 1 September 1908 as Battery B, 1st Battalion of Field Artillery

(Virginia Volunteers redesignated 3 June 1916 as the Virginia National Guard)

Mustered into Federal service 18 June 1916 at Richmond; mustered out of Federal service 14-22 March 1917 at Richmond

Called into Federal service 22 June 1917; mustered into Federal service 30 June 1917 at Portsmouth

Redesignated 4 August 1917 as Battery B, 1st Regiment of Virginia Field Artillery

Drafted into Federal service 5 August 1917

Reorganized and redesignated 15 September 1917 as Battery B, 111th Field Artillery, an element of the 29th Division

Demobilized 2 June 1919 at Camp Lee, Virginia

Reorganized and Federally recognized 19 April 1921 in the Virginia National Guard at Norfolk as the 2d Separate Battery, Virginia Field Artillery

Redesignated 13 May 1921 as Battery B, Field Artillery

Redesignated 30 May 1921 as Battery B, 1st Battalion of Field Artillery

Redesignated 21 November 1921 as Battery B, 111th Field Artillery, an element of the 29th Division

Inducted into Federal service 3 February 1941 at Norfolk

Reorganized and redesignated 12 March 1942 as Battery B, 111th Field Artillery Battalion, an element of the 29th Infantry Division

Inactivated 17 January 1946 at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey

Expanded 2 July 1946 to form the Service Battery and Battery B, 111th Field Artillery Battalion (Battery B, 111th Field Artillery Battalion-hereafter separate lineage)

Service Battery, 111th Field Artillery Battalion, reorganized and Federally recognized
22 October 1947 at Norfolk

Consolidated 1 June 1959 with Battery C, 111th Field Artillery Battalion (organized and Federally recognized 10 November 1949 at Norfolk), and consolidated unit converted and redesignated as Company A, 129th Signal Battalion, an element of the 29th Infantry Division

Converted and redesignated 1 February 1968 as the 229th Military Police Company and relieved from assignment to the 29th Infantry Division

Location changed 1 December 1971 to Chesapeake

Ordered into active Federal service 7 January 1991 at Chesapeake; released from active Federal service 3 October 1991 and reverted to state control

Location changed 1 January 1996 to Norfolk; on 1 December 2000 to Virginia Beach

Ordered into active Federal service 10 February 2003 at Virginia Beach; released from active Federal service 10 June 2004 and reverted to state control

Ordered into active Federal service 2 August 2009 at Virginia Beach

HOME STATION: Virginia Beach (less detachment at Roanoke)


CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

Civil War (Confederate service)                                            
Peninsula                                                                                        
Second Manassas
Sharpsburg                                                                                                
Fredericksburg                                                                             
Chancellorsville                                                                           
Gettysburg                                                                                     
Wilderness                                                                                     
Spotsylvania
Cold Harbor                                                                                   
Petersburg                                                                                     
Appomattox                                                                                  
Virginia 1861
Virginia 1862                                                                                  
Virginia 1863                                                                                  

World War I
Streamer without inscription

World War II
Normandy (with arrowhead)
Northern France
Rhineland
Central Europe

Southwest Asia
Liberation and Defense of Kuwait
Cease-Fire

War on Terrorism
Campaigns to be determined

 

DECORATIONS

French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II, Streamer embroidered BEACHES OF NORMANDY

 

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY:

 

 

JEFFREY J. CLARKE
Chief of Military History


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