Lineage and Honors

113TH INFANTRY
(FIRST NEW JERSEY)

Additional Images:

Image of the 113th US Regiment passing Newark City Hall in their Welcome Home from France Parade

Image of the 113th US Regiment passing Newark City Hall in the 1919 Independence Day Parade

Image of the 113th Returning the colors in the May 20, 1919 Parade

Organized 26 October - 15 December 1775 in the Continental Army as the 1st New Jersey Regiment to consist in part of existing militia companies from Essex County

Assigned 22 May 1777 to the New Jersey Brigade, an element of the Main Army

Reorganized and redesignated 1 March 1783 as the New Jersey Regiment

Furloughed 6 June 1783 at Newburgh, New York

Disbanded 15 November 1783

Reorganized 5 June 1793 in the New Jersey Militia and expanded to form the Essex Brigade

(Elements of the Essex Brigade mustered into Federal service during 1814)

Essex Brigade reorganized 12 February 1852 and units from Newark and Elizabeth withdrawn to form the Independent Essex Brigade (remainder of Essex Brigade hereafter separate lineages)

Independent Essex Brigade redesignated 2 February 1858 as the Newark Brigade

1st Regiment, Newark Brigade, organized in 1858 at Newark

Mustered into Federal service 30 April 1861 at Trenton as the 1st Regiment, New Jersey Brigade; mustered out of Federal service 31 July 1861 at Newark

Reorganized and mustered into Federal service 14 September 1861 at Trenton as the 8th Regiment of Infantry, New Jersey Volunteers

Reorganized and redesignated 21 September 1864 as the 8th Battalion, New Jersey Volunteers; consolidated 12 October 1864 with the 6th Battalion, New Jersey Volunteers (mustered into Federal service 19 August 1861 at Trenton as the 6th Regiment of Infantry, New Jersey Volunteers), and consolidated unit reorganized and redesignated as the 8th Regiment of Infantry, New Jersey Volunteers

Mustered out of Federal service 17 July 1865 at Washington, D.C.

Former 1st Regiment, Newark Brigade, reorganized and redesignated 19 July 1865 as the 1st Regiment, New Jersey Rifle Corps

(New Jersey Militia redesignated 9 March 1869 as the New Jersey National Guard)

Reorganized 14 April 1869 in the Now Jersey National Guard as the 1st Regiment

Consolidated 22 June 1875 with the 2nd Regiment (see ANNEX 1) and consolidated unit designated as the 1st Regiment

Consolidated 31 May 1892 with the 5th Regiment (Veteran) (see ANNEX 2) and consolidated unit designated as the 1st Regiment

Mustered into Federal service 5 - 12 May 1898 at Sea Girt as the 1st New Jersey Volunteer Infantry; mustered out of Federal service 4 November 1898 at Newark

Reorganized 2 May 1899 in the New Jersey National Guard as the 1st Regiment with Headquarters at Newark (1st Battalion, 2nd Regiment {see ANNEX 3}, concurrently reorganized and redesignated as Companies A, C, K, and M, 1st Regiment; companies withdrawn 4 February 1902 and reorganized as the 1st Battalion, 5th Regiment)

Mustered into Federal service 21 June 1916 at Sea Girt; mustered out of Federal service 10 October 1916 at Newark

Mustered into Federal service 25 March 1917 at Newark; drafted into Federal service 5 August 1917

Consolidated 11 October 1917 with the 4th Regiment (see ANNEX 4), 2nd Regiment (organized in 1899 through consolidation of the 3rd Regiment {organized in 1866 in the New Jersey Rifle Corps with Headquarters at New Brunswick} and the 7th Regiment {organized in 1869 in the New Jersey National Guard as the 3rd Battalion with Headquarters at Trenton; expanded, reorganized, and redesignated in 1872 as the 7th Regiment with Headquarters at Lambertville) and consolidated unit reorganized and redesignated as the 113th Infantry and assigned to the 29th Division

Demobilized 27-28 May 1919 at Camp Dix, New Jersey

Former 1st and 4th Regiments consolidated with the 1st Battalion, 114th Infantry (see ANNEX 3), and reorganized in the Now Jersey National Guard as the 6th Infantry with Headquarters Federally recognized 13 November 1919 at Newark

Redesignated 17 June 1921 as the 113th Infantry and assigned to the 44th Division

Inducted into Federal service 16 September 1940 at home stations

Relieved 16 February 1942 from assignment to the 44th Division

Inactivated 25 September 1945 at Fort Rucker, Alabama

Consolidated 9 July 1946 with the 324th Infantry (see ANNEX 5) and consolidated unit designated as the 113th Infantry

Regiment (less 2nd Battalion) reorganized and Federally recognized 14 November 1946 at Newark as the 113th Armored Infantry Battalion and assigned to the 50th Armored Division; 2nd Battalion reorganized and Federally recognized 3 December 1946 at Paterson as the 215th Armored Infantry Battalion and assigned to the 50th Armored Division

113th and 215th Armored Infantry Battalions consolidated, reorganized, and redesignated 1 March 1959 as the 113th Infantry, a parent regiment under the Combat Arms Regimental System, to consist of the 1st and 2nd Armored Rifle Battalions, elements of the 50th Armored Division

Reorganized 31 January 1963 to consist of the 1st and 2nd Battalions, elements of the 50th Armored Division

Reorganized 1 July 1975 to consist of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Battalions, elements of the 50th Armored Division

Reorganized 16 October 1984 to consist of the 2nd and 3rd Battalions, elements of the 50th Armored Division

Withdrawn 1 May 1989 from the Combat Arms Regimental System and reorganized under the United States Army Regimental System

Reorganized 1 September 1991 to consist of the 2nd Battalion, an element of the 50th Armored Division

Reorganized 1 September 1993 to consist of the 2nd Battalion,. an element of the 42d Infantry Division

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

Revolutionary War

Brandywine

Germantown

Monmouth

Yorktown

Canada 1776

New York 1776

New Jersey 1777

New York 1777

New York 1779

New Jersey 1760


War of 1812

Streamer without inscription


Civil War

Bull Ran

Peninsula

Manassas

Antietam

Fredericksburg

Chancellorsville

Gettysburg

Wilderness

Spotsylvania

Cold Harbor

Petersburg

Shenandoah

Appomattox

Virginia 1863


World War I

Meuse-Argonne

Alsace 1918

Lorraine 1918


World War II

Northern France

Rhineland

Ardennes-Alsace

Central Europe

Company A (Essex Troop-Newark), Company B (Newark), and Company D (Jersey City), 2nd Battalion, each additionally entitled to:

World War II-EAME

Normandy (with arrowhead)

Company C (Woodbridge), 2nd Battalion, additionally entitled to:

World War II-AP

Aleutian Islands


DECORATIONS

Company A (Essex Troop-Newark), 2nd Battalion, entitled to:

French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War 11, Streamer embroidered BEACHES OF NORMANDY

Belgian Fourragere 1940

Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in Belgium

Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in the Ardennes

Company B (Newark) and Company D (Jersey City), 2nd Battalion, each entitled to:

French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War 11, Streamer embroidered BEACHES OF NORMANDY

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY:

John S. Brown
Brigadier General, United States Army
Chief of Military History

Researched by Colonel Leonard Luzky & Mr. Michael Wierski