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Infantry

Lineage and Honors Information as of 22 March 2021

2d Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment

  • Constituted 3 May 1861 in the Regular Army as Company B, 2d Battalion, 15th Infantry
  • Organized in May 1862 at Newport Barracks, Kentucky
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 December 1866 as Company B, 24th Infantry
  • Consolidated 25 April 1869 with Company B, 29th Infantry (see ANNEX), and consolidated unit designated as Company B, 11th Infantry
  • (11th Infantry assigned 17 November 1917 to the 5th Division [later redesignated as the 5th Infantry Division])
  • Inactivated 20 September 1946 at Camp Campbell, Kentucky
  • Activated 15 July 1947 at Fort Jackson, South Carolina
  • Inactivated 30 April 1950 at Fort Jackson, South Carolina
  • Activated 1 March 1951 at Indiantown Gap Military Reservation, Pennsylvania
  • Inactivated 1 September 1953 at Indiantown Gap Military Reservation, Pennsylvania
  • Activated 25 May 1954 in Germany
  • Inactivated 1 June 1957 at Fort Ord, California, and relieved from assignment to the 5th Infantry Division; concurrently redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2d Battle Group, 11th Infantry
  • Redesignated 19 February 1962 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2d Battalion, 11th Infantry, assigned to the 5th Infantry Division, and activated at Fort Carson, Colorado (organic elements concurrently constituted and activated)
  • Relieved 15 December 1970 from assignment to the 5th Infantry Division and assigned to the 4th Infantry Division
  • Inactivated 1 June 1972 at Fort Carson, Colorado, and relieved from assignment to the 4th Infantry Division
  • Headquarters transferred 14 August 1987 to the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command and activated at Fort Benning, Georgia
  • Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 2d Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment
  • ANNEX
  • Constituted 3 May 1861 in the Regular Army as Company B, 3d Battalion, 11th Infantry
  • Organized 20 August 1863 at Fort Independence, Massachusetts
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 December 1866 as Company B, 29th Infantry
  • Consolidated 25 April 1869 with Company B, 24th Infantry, and consolidated unit designated as Company B, 11th Infantry

Campaign Participation Credit

  • Civil War
  • Shiloh
  • Murfreesborough
  • Chickamauga
  • Chattanooga
  • Atlanta
  • Kentucky 1862
  • Mississippi 1862
  • Tennessee 1863
  • Georgia 1864
  • Indian Wars
  • Comanches
  • War with Spain
  • Puerto Rico
  • Philippine Insurrection
  • Mindanao
  • World War I
  • St. Mihiel
  • Meuse-Argonne
  • Alsace 1918
  • Lorraine 1918
  • World War II
  • Normandy
  • Northern France
  • Rhineland
  • Ardennes-Alsace
  • Central Europe

Decorations

  • Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 1999-2000
  • Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 2005-2006

By Order of the Secretary of the Army:

CHARLES R. BOWERY, JR.
Chief of Military History


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