Where was the 45th infantry division from in the war of 1812?
From the District of Maine in Massachusetts. Maine became a separate state in 1820.
The Infantry Division did not exist in 1812. Instead there was a 45th regiment, mainly from Massachusetts and what would become Maine.
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How can you find a list of men who served in Company B 15th Infantry 3rd Infantry Division during World War 2?
I have a list of all the men that served in the 15th Infantry Regiment during WW 2. Unfortunately it is not broken down by "Company," but alphabetical for the entire regiment. Please feel free to e-mail me with the question(s) that you have so that I may try to assist you. Richard V. Horrell WW 2 Co…nnections.com need to know if my grandfather served in this section of WWII. ( Full Answer )
Where can you get information on the 35th 'Santa Fe' Division first Battalion 320th Infantry Co in World War 2?
%REPLIES%. Answer . I have complete histories of both the 320th Infantry Regiment as well as the 35th Infantry Division. Please contact me with any questions that you may have.\n. \nRichard V. Horrell\nWW 2 Connections.com. Answer . I'm sorry for the delay but I appreciate any information …on Company A of the 35th Division, 1st Battalion, 320th Infantry. I have the booklets that were given to my grandfather right after WWII, about the histories of the 35th Division and one on the history of the 320th Infantry. What I am looking for is something with names in it. I would love to find like a list of survivors with my grandfathers name in it. Or any kind of war documentation that has his name, Pfc. Jessie Lee McKay, in it. He was drafted out of Fayette, Alabama and made a great life for himself after going thru the horror that WWII had to give. But where are his and all the other survivors stories? Where is it written what the survivors contributions were? Where are the survivors names written to be remembered?. ( Full Answer )
Where did the 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division fight in World War 2?
Answer . The 502nd P.I.R. made its first combat jump into Normandy, France, June 6, 1944. The 502nd continued to fight in France until mid July, when it was withdrawn back to England. On Sept. 17, 1944 the 502nd made its second combat jump, into Hollard, & fought there until late November 1944.… Withdrawn to Rheims, France, the 502nd went into combat next by truck, to Bastogne. There they made their heroic stand against overwhelming odds during The Battle of the Bulge, fought during the coldest European winter of the 20th Century!!! Then in the Spring of 1945 they captured The Eagle's Nest, Hitler's home in the Alps. This is just a thumb-nail sketch, off the top of my head. For an in-depth study you need to go to the ever elusive L I B R A R Y.\n. \nRichard V. Horrell\nWW 2 Connections.com. ( Full Answer )
%REPLIES%. Answer . Task Force 58 and 5th Amphibious Force. V Amphibious Corp was landed on Saipan and was made up of 2nd & 4th Marine Divisions and the 27th Infantry division.. Answer . Sorry I neglected to say what I know about the Japanese force on Saipan. i must be suffering from a kind …of victory disease of my own. I'm not sure about the unit designations but the Japanese force consisted of about 32,000 men and a small tank unit.. ( Full Answer )
Answer \n. \n. \nThe War Of 1812\n. \nThe War of 1812 was fought between the United States and Great Britain from June 1812 to the spring of 1815, although the peace treaty ending the war was signed in Europe in December 1814. The main land fighting of the war occurred along the Canadian border…, in the Chesapeake Bay region, and along the Gulf of Mexico; extensive action also took place at sea.\n. \nBackground\n. \nFrom the end of the American Revolution in 1783, the United States had been irritated by the failure of the British to withdraw from American territory along the Great Lakes; their backing of the Indians on America's frontiers; and their unwillingness to sign commercial agreements favorable to the United States.\n. \nAmerican resentment grew during the French Revolutionary Wars (1792-1802) and the Napoleonic Wars (1803-15), in which Britain and France were the main combatants.\n. \nIn time, France came to dominate much of the continent of Europe, while Britain remained supreme on the seas. The two powers also fought each other commercially: Britain attempted to blockade the continent of Europe, and France tried to prevent the sale of British goods in French possessions. During the 1790s, French and British maritime policies produced several crises with the United States, but after 1803 the difficulties became much more serious. The British Orders in Council of 1807 tried to channel all neutral trade to continental Europe through Great Britain, and France's Berlin and Milan decrees of 1806 and 1807 declared Britain in a state of blockade and condemned neutral shipping that obeyed British regulations (see CONTINENTAL SYSTEM). The United States believed its rights on the seas as a neutral were being violated by both nations, but British maritime policies were resented more because Britain dominated the seas. Also, the British claimed the right to take from American merchant ships any British sailors who were serving on them. Frequently, they also took Americans. This practice of impressment became a major grievance.\n. \nThe United States at first attempted to change the policies of the European powers by economic means. In 1807, after the British ship Leopard fired on the American frigate CHESAPEAKE, President Thomas Jefferson urged and Congress passed an EMBARGO ACT banning all American ships from foreign trade. The embargo failed to change British and French policies but devastated New England shipping. Later and weaker economic measures were also unsuccessful.\n. \nFailing in peaceful efforts and facing an economic depression, some Americansbegan to argue for a declaration of war to redeem the national honor. The Congress that was elected in 1810 and met in November 1811 included a group known as the War Hawks who demanded war against Great Britain. These men were all Democratic-Republicans and mostly from the West and South. Among their leaders were John C. Calhoun of South Carolina, Henry Clay of Kentucky, and Felix Grundy of Tennessee. They argued that American honor could be saved and British policies changed by an invasion of Canada. The FEDERALIST PARTY, representing New England shippers who foresaw the ruination of their trade, opposed war.\n. \nNapoleon's announcement in 1810 of the revocation of his decrees was followed by British refusals to repeal their orders, and pressures for war increased. On June 18, 1812, President James MADISON signed a declaration of war that Congress--with substantial opposition--had passed at his request. Unknown to Americans, Britain had finally, two days earlier, announced that it would revoke its orders.\n. \nCampaigns of 1812-13\n. \nU.S. forces were not ready for war, and American hopes of conquering Canada collapsed in the campaigns of 1812 and 1813. The initial plan called for a three-pronged offensive: from Lake Champlain to Montreal; across the Niagara frontier; and into Upper Canada from Detroit. The attacks were uncoordinated, however, and all failed. In the West, Gen. William HULL surrendered Detroit to the British in August 1812; on the Niagara front, American troops lost the Battle of Queenston Heights in October; and along Lake Champlain the American forces withdrew in late November without seriously engaging the enemy.\n. \nAmerican frigates won a series of single-ship engagements with British frigates, and American privateers continually harried British shipping. The captains and crew of the frigates CONSTITUTION and United States became renowned throughout America. Meanwhile, the British gradually tightened a blockade around America's coasts, ruining American trade, threatening American finances, and exposing the entire coastline to British attack.\n. \nAmerican attempts to invade Canada in 1813 were again mostly unsuccessful. There was a standoff at Niagara, and an elaborate attempt to attack Montreal by a combined operation involving one force advancing along Lake Champlain and another sailing down the Saint Lawrence River from Lake Ontario failed at the end of the year. The only success was in the West. The Americans won control of the Detroit frontier region when Oliver Hazard PERRY's ships destroyed the British fleet on Lake Erie (Sept. 10, 1813). This victory forced the British to retreat eastward from the Detroit region, and on Oct. 5, 1813, they were overtaken and defeated at the battle of the Thames (Moraviantown) by an American army under the command of Gen. William Henry HARRISON. In this battle the great Shawnee chief TECUMSEH, who had harassed the northwestern frontier since 1811, was killed while fighting on the British side.\n. \nCampaigns of 1814\n. \nIn 1814 the United States faced complete defeat, because the British, having defeated Napoleon, began to transfer large numbers of ships and experienced troops to America. The British planned to attack the United States in three main areas: in New York along Lake Champlain and the Hudson River in order to sever New England from the union; at New Orleans to block the Mississippi; and in Chesapeake Bay as a diversionary maneuver. The British then hoped to obtain major territorial concessions in a peace treaty. The situation was particularly serious for the United States because the country was insolvent by the fall of 1814, and in New England opponents of the war were discussing separation from the Union. The HARTFORD CONVENTION that met in Connecticut in December 1814 and January 1815 stopped short of such an extreme step but suggested a number of constitutional amendments to restrict federal power.\n. \nThe British appeared near success in the late summer of 1814. American resistance to the diversionary attack in Chesapeake Bay was so weak that the British, after winning the Battle of Bladensburg (August 24), marched into Washington, D.C., and burned most of the public buildings. President Madison had to flee into the countryside. The British then turned to attack Baltimore but met stiffer resistance and were forced to retire after the American defense of FORT MCHENRY, which inspired Francis Scott KEY to write the words of the "Star-Spangled Banner."\n. \nIn the north, about 10,000 British veterans advanced into the United States from Montreal. Only a weak American force stood between them and New York City, but on Sept. 11, 1814, American Capt. Thomas MACDONOUGH won the naval battle of Lake Champlain (Plattsburg Bay), destroying the British fleet. Fearing the possibility of a severed line of communications, the British army retreated into Canada.\n. \nPeace Treaty and the Battle of New Orleans\n. \nIn late 1814 New Orleans was home to a population of French, Spanish, African, Anglo and Creole peoples dedicated to pursuing economic opportunism and the joys of life. It also occupied a strategic place on the map. Located just 100 miles upstream from the mouth of the Mississippi River, the Crescent City offered a tempting prize to a British military still buoyant over the burning of Washington, D.C. To capture the city, Admiral Sir Alexander Cochrane fitted out a naval flotilla of more than 50 ships to transport 10,000 veteran troops from Jamaica. They were led by Sir Edward Pakenham, the 37-year-old brother-in-law of the Duke of Wellington and a much-decorated general officer.\n. \nFor protection, the citizens of southern Louisiana looked to Major General Andrew Jackson, known to his men as "Old Hickory." Jackson arrived in new Orleans in the late fall of 1814 and quickly prepared defenses along the city's many avenues of approach.\n. \nMeanwhile, the British armada scattered a makeshift American fleet in Lake Borgne, a shallow arm of the Gulf of Mexico east of New Orleans, and evaluated their options. Two British officers, disguised as Spanish fishermen, discovered an unguarded waterway, Bayou Bienvenue, that provided access to the east bank of the Mississippi River barely nine miles downstream from New Orleans. On December 23 the British vanguard poled its way through a maze of sluggish streams and traversed marshy land to emerge unchallenged an easy day's march from their goal.\n. \nTwo American officers, whose plantations had been commandeered by the British, informed Jackson that the enemy was at the gates. "Gentlemen, the British are below, we must fight them tonight," the general declared. He quickly launched a nighttime surprise attack that, although tactically a draw, gained valuable time for the outnumbered Americans. Startled by their opponents' boldness, the British decided to defer their advance toward New Orleans until all their troops could be brought in from the fleet.\n. \nOld Hickory used this time well. He retreated three miles to the Chalmette Plantation on the banks of the Rodriguez Canal, a wide, dry ditch that marked the narrowest strip of solid land between the British camps and New Orleans. Here Jackson built a fortified mud rampart, 3/5 mile long and anchored on its right by the Mississippi River and on the left by an impassable cypress swamp.\n. \nWhile the Americans dug in, General Pakenham readied his attack plans. On December 28 the British launched a strong advance that Jackson repulsed with the help of the Louisiana, an American ship that blasted the British left flank with broadsides from the river. Four days later Pakenham tried to bombard the Americans into submission with an artillery barrage, but Jackson's gunners stood their ground.\n. \nThe arrival of fresh troops during the first week of January 1815 gave the British new hope. Pakenham decided to cross the Mississippi downstream with a strong force and overwhelm Jackson's thin line of defenders on the river bank opposite the Rodriguez Canal. Once these redcoats were in position to pour flank fire across the river, heavy columns would assault each flank of the American line, then pursue the insolent defenders six miles into the heart of New Orleans. Units carrying fascines -- bundled sticks used to construct fortifications -- and ladders to bridge the ditch and scale the ramparts would precede the attack, which would begin at dawn January 8 to take advantage of the early morning fog.\n. \nIt was a solid plan in conception, but flawed in execution. The force on the west bank was delayed crossing the river and did not reach its goal until well after dawn. Deprived of their misty cover, the main British columns had no choice but to advance across the open fields toward the Americans, who waited expectantly behind their mud and cotton-bale barricades. To make matters worse, the British forgot their ladders and fascines, so they had no easy means to close with the protected Americans.\n. \nNever has a more polyglot army fought under the Stars and Stripes than did Jackson's force at the Battle of New Orleans. In addition to his regular U.S. Army units, Jackson counted on dandy New Orleans militia, a sizable contingent of black former Haitian slaves fighting as free men of color, Kentucky and Tennessee frontiersmen armed with deadly long rifles and a colorful band of Jean Lafitte's outlaws, whose men Jackson had once disdained as "hellish banditti." This hodgepodge of 4,000 soldiers, crammed behind narrow fortifications, faced more than twice their number.\n. \nPakenham's assault was doomed from the beginning. His men made perfect targets as they marched precisely across a quarter mile of open ground. Hardened veterans of the Peninsular Campaign in Spain fell by the score, including nearly 80 percent of a splendid Scottish Highlander unit that tried to march obliquely across the American front. Both of Pakenham's senior generals were shot early in the battle, and the commander himself suffered two wounds before a shell severed an artery in his leg, killing him in minutes. His successor wisely disobeyed Pakenham's dying instructions to continue the attack and pulled the British survivors off the field. More than 2,000 British had been killed or wounded and several hundred more were captured. The American loss was eight killed and 13 wounded.\n. \nJackson's victory had saved New Orleans, but it came after the war was over. The Treaty of Ghent, which ended the War of 1812 but resolved none of the issues that started it, had been signed in Europe weeks before the action on the Chalmette Plantation. ( Full Answer )
Was the World War 2 25th Calvary Recon Squad a part of an infantry division and if so which infantry?
Answer . The 25th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron (Mechanized) was assigned to the 4th Armored Division during WW 2.\n. \nRichard V. Horrell\nWW 2 Connections.com
The 6th Infantry Division, also known as the Red Star, was activein both world wars, and remained extant until the last years of theCold War. During World War I, the unit saw action in the Geradmerdistrict of France. In World War II, it fought in battles in Luzon,New Guinea. During the Cold War, the… unit was active in variouscapacities, including training sites. Today, its main role is as anairborne and engineering unit. ( Full Answer )
nobody really won the war even though both sides thought they did i believe James Madison signed the peace treaty and by the time the war was over the news came around that they signed the treaty.
The War of 1812 , between the United States of America and the British Empire (particularly Great Britain and British North America .
\n. \nTry the "American War Library."\n. \nIf you have a copy of his Discharge papers and you know the General Order that issued the BSM, then you can request a copy of it from the National Archives. If not, they you would have to research the files or hire someone to do this. \n. \nNote, that …in 1947 there was a rule change that awarded the BSM to any soldiers who fought in combat as an infantryman and had been awarded the Combat Infantry Badge. So it is possible that he did not earn the BSM for a specific action and after the war he ordered his discharge papers, it would show he earned the BSM. ( Full Answer )
Answer . USA - There is no 142nd Infantry Division in WW2.. Germany - There is no 142 Infantry Division WW2.. Can't find this unit. Are you looking for a Russian unit? Or you must mean the 142nd Infantry Regiment ?? Please provide more details such as where they fought.. Custermen
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The War of 1812 began on June 18, 1812 and ended on February 18,1815, lasting for 2 years and 8 months. The result was a militarystalemate between the United States and the United Kingdom.
Once again, ever since the reorganization of the military in the early years of WW2, there have been 28 troops in a platoon, 4 platoons in a company, 4 companies in a battalion, 4 battalions in a regiment and 4 regiments in a division. Thus, about 4x4x4x4x28=7168 troops PLUS a whole bunch of commi…ssioned and non-commissioned officers, warrant officers and other administrative personnel including cooks, bottle washers and etc. The actual total varies from unit to unit, and units are seldom at full strength.. The above describes the "Square Division" within the US Army prior to WW2 and also used in WW1.. Triangle Division . Just before WW1 began, the US Army down-sized their divisions so they could be more maneuverable on the field. The typical Infantry Division contained 15,000 men.. There were 4 Companies (3 rifle and 1 heavy weapons) in each Battalion. 3 Battalions to each Regiment. 3 Regiments that made up the Infantry Division. There were also 3 Artillery Battalions but soon, they added a 4th heavy artillery battalion. In addition, there were Engineering Battalion, Medical Battalion, Quatermaster, Ordnance Company, Signal Company, Recon Troop, Military Police, etc. Each Regiment had 1 Cannon Company and 1 Anti-Tank company and 1 Service Company.. Link to simple Organizational charts of US ARMY Infantry Division: http://www.custermen.com/ItalyWW2/ArmyOrg/OrgChart/Charts.htm ( Full Answer )
Where can you find a list of the soldiers who served in the 77th infantry division during World War 2?
You can find a list of those who served in the 77th infantry division in a book entitled, "Ours To Hold It High."
A division is a large military unit or formation usually consisting of around ten to twenty thousand soldiers. Early infantry divisions were mainly basic foot soldiers, however today, one of the most common kinds of infantry divisions are mechanized infantry divisions, these infantry soldiers are tr…ansported in armored personnel carriers and infantry fighting vehicles, backed up with heavy fire and striking power provided by tanks, helicopters, and artillery.. ( Full Answer )
What is the difference in an Amored Infantry Division and an Infantry Division particularly during World War 2?
For WW2: Armored Infantry Divisions were equiped with half-tracks. Regular Infantry Divisions walked (or trucked).. During the Vietnam War those Armored Infantry Divisions gave way to the new MECHANIZED INFANTRY DIVISIONS, equipped with M-113 APC/ACAV (Armored Personnel Carriers/Armored Cavalry Ass…ault Vehicles). Only one US Army Mechanized Infantry Division was in Vietnam (and only it's 1st Brigade); the 5th Mechanized Infantry Division (Red Diamond Patch). Regular Infantry Divisions in Vietnam were called "Straight Legs", "Straight" meaning...straight foot soldiering. ( Full Answer )
The War of 1812 was fought on American land. It was Great Britain vs United States w/ France.
\n34th "Red Bull" Infantry Division served 517 days of combat. The 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry served 611 days in combat.\n. \nThe 1st & 34th Infanry Divisions were sent to England for preparation to be used in combat. Both saw service in N. Africa, Sicily, but the 1st Infantry Division was re…turned to England for preparations of the D-Day invasion. The 34th Infantry Division were allowed a period of rest during the campaign in Sicily(July-August 1943) but saw continued combat service throughout the war.\n. \nWW2 Campaigns\nAlgeria-French Morocco\nTunisia\nNaples-Foggia\nAnzio\nRome-Arno \nNorth Apennines\nPo Valley\n. \nQuoting an WW2 newspaper article: \nThe price of victory had come high to the 34th. 3,737 killed in action, 14,165 wounded and 3,460 missing in action: a total of 21,362 battle casualties. ( Full Answer )
The Republican party in the colonies wanted to wage war against Great Britain,but had no navy to speak of , they could not face Britians 1,000 war ships,so they wanted to invade Canada,and take it over,mostly for land speclulators, and sooth the settlers who couldn't advance past the Indian territor…ies. They used the excuse that the British were taking American seamen (many were originally British subjects) and whipping them. The Republicans made the "whipping" of white men abhorrent and played it up in their papers to stir sentiment for war. Even though the U.S. Army,and Navy routinely whipped their people, and it was fine for colonist to whip black and Indian slaves, the Republicans never mentioned any of this. It was beyond evil to whip white people. Many dichotomies here, especially since the British forbade slavery, there was none in Canada. The Americans rembered the blundering British in the Revolution, however now Britain had the best trained fighting force in the world, tested by many years fighting Napolean, and other foes. It started badly from the beginning, evil motives by the Americans, mis- judgment of the British. Republicans appointed Hull to invade Upper Canada to take it over, they thought it was going to be a party. Hull was a drunk, and gutless leader,who depended on numbers,he had more than 2,500 men. He surrendered to Brock without firing a shot! Republican war sentiment reigns today,as yesteryear, history keeps repeating itself. We can't keep our nose out of other countries business, only now we are a government run by the military, with over 1,000 bases around the world, spending us to oblivion. It's amazing we never learn from history. ( Full Answer )
It's really quite interesting actually, British sailors were leaving the Royal Navy and moving to the US to work on merchant ships. The sailors were granted citizenship, but with one of the many wars between Britain and France raging in the east the sailors were re-claimed. American ships were board…ed and American citizens were arrested. After many warnings given the British continued this and then elevated to capturing American ships in attempts to stop them from trading with the French. The French then took up the act and captured ships. Congress then approved the arming of merchant vessels and sailors. After this new act the British began sending war-ships into American waters against several international codes set up prior. Congress then after long debates approved the declaration of war against the Mother Country for the second time in history. ( Full Answer )
Is there a list of men who served in the 537th anti aircraft artillery of the 90th infantry division in World War 2?
The 90th is near and dear to my heart. While I cant speak specifically in regards to the 537th (my grandfather was in the 359th), I can say that many of my answers came from John Colby's book War From The Ground Up.
War Hawks in Congress demanded U.S action. (Led by John C Calhoun) The British were seizing our ship's, stealing our cargo, impressing our solders, and supplying Indians with guns to kill the Americans. Great Brittan set up a blockade in the Atlantic ocean, cutting off all trade. The U.S navy went u…p against Great Brittan's army with just 20 war ships and few privateer's. The U.S privateers captured and destroyed over 1000 of there war ships. (Each privateer had only 1 cannon on board and maybe a few guns) The treaty of Ghent ended the war. There was no winner or looser. No land changes hands. ( Full Answer )
From Wikipedia: . The War of 1812 was fought from 1812 to 1815 between the United States of America and the British Empire.. The immediate stated causes for the U.S. declaration of war were several. First, a series of trade restrictions introduced by Britain to impede American trade with Franc…e, a country with which Britain was at war. The U.S. contested these restrictions as illegal under international law.  Second, the impressment (forced recruitment) of U.S. citizens into the Royal Navy. Third, the alleged British military support for American Indians who were offering armed resistance to the United States.  . The war was fought in three major theatres: on the oceans, where the warships and privateers of both sides preyed on each other's merchant shipping; along the American coast, which was blockaded with increasing severity by the British who also mounted large-scale raids in the later stages of the war. Improved Answer:. The British won due to the fact that they completed their objectives; defend Canada by killing the Americans who tried to invade.. American Deaths:. 2,260 killed in action. 4,505 wounded. Approx. 17,000 died from disease (estimated).. British Deaths:. 1,600 killed in action. 3,679 wounded. 3,321 died from disease.. I would also like to add that Britain won the last battle between the two countries - "Battle of Fort Bowyer" and that during the time of this war Britain was also involved in the napoleon war. The Americans having failed all their objectives lately forfeited and wanted to sign a peace treaty. ( Full Answer )
Their shoulder patch was a sun symbol indicating good luck. When Germany used it as a symbol of National socialism in 1933 it justly lost much of its allure. The symbol that Germany adopted was the ancient sun symbol known as the swastika. The Oklahoma National Guard changed their patch to the Thun…derbird ( Full Answer )
Does anyone have a photo of Company H of the 111Th Infantry Division of the 28Th Infantry Division that served in World War 1?
Unfortunatly I do not at the moment however I do know that someone in my family has a picture of several men in the company. I am unsure as to where it is. My great grandfather served in the company too. :)
Also called the 'Second Revolutionary War', several reasons led up to the declaration of war against Britain. The British were supplying the Native Americans with weapons, were interfering with our overseas trade with France, and the official reason was the impressment of American sailors into the B…ritish navy. Also the United States wanted to take Canada from Britain and Florida from Spain ( Full Answer )
A declared war between the US an UK from 1812 to 1814, primarily over the kidnapping of US seamen at sea for British sea service (pressed into UK service).
A division is a large military unit or formation usually consisting of between ten to thirty thousand soldiers. In most armies, a division is composed of several regiments or brigades, and in turn several divisions make up a corps.
As of 01 JAN 13 the US Army's active component's ten organized divisions are as follows...1st Cavalry (really an armored division), 1st Armored, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 10th and 29th Infantry, the 82nd Airborne and the 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Divisions.
Do you mean "Ranks"?\n. \nRank refers to the promotion grade of an individual soldier. Army ranks starts at Private and goes through Sergeants to the officers such as Lieutenants and up to General. \n. \nALL of these ranks are found in an infantry division.
In World War 1 Australian and British divisions were made out of the same amount of men.. A Brigade gad 4000 men and a division was made out of 3 Brigades and artillery. So around about 12,000 men.
It is a combat formation of the US Army. Before World War One, except during wars, the US Army was mostly scattered in small detachments in frontier forts and coastal installations. It was rare to see so much as a regiment assembled in one place. When the US entered WWI, it had to create a large …army for fighting in Europe, so once more divisions were created. The modern organization of the US army goes back to this time, 1917. WWI US divisions were very large, with over 26,000 men. All of them were infantry divisions, meaning they were intended for ground combat, and made up of foot soldiers. Each division had four regiments, in two brigades (two regiments to a brigade). In the 1st Infantry Division, the four regiments were the 16th, 18th, 26th and 28th Regiments of Infantry. The army called these "square" divisions. Just before WWII the US redesigned its infantry divisions. The new design was the "triangular" division, with three infantry regiments, instead of four. Brigades were done away with. Regiments were smaller, so the new triangular divisions had just under 15,000 men. In the WWII "triangular" 1st US Infantry Division, the three infantry regiments were the 16th, 18th and 26th Regiments of Infantry. The US 1st Infantry Division was the first one organized in 1917, making it the oldest division in the US Army. It has been in continuous service since 1917. Its members wear a patch on the shoulder of their uniforms, which is a shield with a large, red numeral "1" on it, giving the Division the nickname "Big Red One". The Division was one of three US infantry divisions which hit the beach in the D-Day landings in France on June 6, 1944. ( Full Answer )
if you didn't know during that war Laura secord walked from queenston hieghts to st.davids
The US sent 43 infantry divisions to France in WWI, and 21 of them saw enough action to sustain one thousand men or more killed in action. Seven became "Depot Divisions" and worked in the Service of Supply, and four were broken up and their personnel used as replacements for other divisions. The W…WI US Infantry Divisions were huge, around 27,000 men in four large regiments. This was the equivalent to two or three divisions of all other combatant nations. There were three types of US Infantry divisions. Low numbers, 1 to 9, were supposedly "regular army", but all had a large number of wartime volunteers and draftees. Numbers 26-50 were National Guard divisions from the states, called into active service ("Federalized"). There were more National Guard Divisions sent to France than any other type. Numbers 76-93 were so-called "National Army" divisions, intended to be made up of draftees, grouped according to state of origin like the National Guard Divisions. In actual fact all three types of divisions had a mixture of prewar regulars, draftees and volunteers. ( Full Answer )
The 92nd and the 93rd Infantry Divisions were units made up of black troops with white officers. The 92nd ID fought in Italy in WWII. Near the end of the war black troops were sometimes assigned to other infantry divisions. Volunteers from black non-combat units, and from black non-infantry combat… units, were called for. Some men took a demotion to volunteer to serve as privates in the infantry. The army was desperately short of infantry replacements. These new infantrymen were sometimes formed into platoons and attached as a "fourth platoon" to all-white infantry companies, and sometimes used as individual replacements. Before that time though, all black foot soldiers were in either the 92nd or 93rd IDs. Both also served in WWI. ( Full Answer )
Many US Army divisions have their origins in the WWI era, including the 27th ID. In peacetime, the 27th ID is the New York National Guard, which accounts for the "NY" on the patch. The divisions created for WWI all got nicknames, and the soldiers of the 27th chose "Orions" for theirs. This was a pla…y on words based on the name of the general commanding the 27th ID, General O'Ryan. The stars on the blue background on the division patch are the constellation Orion. ( Full Answer )
the war on 1812 was about the British and the french they were in a war against each other and America was trading with both of us. So they each said that one of us would have to fight against America and the other would trade with one of them. So we knew that the french had a better military force …than the British but the British had better trading goods. So knowing that we decided to fight the British. We did that because they didn't have such a good military force and because we had already beaten them before in the Revolutionary War. ( Full Answer )
Nothing really, there was no border change. It was just a waste of human lives.
By the numbers, Yank. the 45th was a Division, unless you are talking about, say a fighter squadron in the AF ( tended to go for three digit numbers, as did the Bomber formations. TAC is Tactical Air Command ( formerly called fighter command or interceptor control) SAC- Strategic Air Command, Bomber…s also now Missiles and other globe-wreckers- but in World War II it was plain Bomber Command- after USAF was re-organized ( separate from the Ground Army_) formal division into SAC, TAC, etc took place. my guess the 45th was a division. ( Full Answer )
The 106th Infantry Division received its final training at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, before being shipped directly to the front lines. Supposedly into a "Safe" area to complete its training, it ended up being the location of Germany's final thrust, and became known as the "Battle of the Bulge". More …than 8,000 casualties were suffered, with one entire regiment surrendering, in what would be come the largest surrender of US forces. Following the destruction of the German forces, the 106th was re-organized and guarded thousands of German POWs, along with other battle involvement. ( Full Answer )
most people believe that British won and the united states lost, but some think that its the other way around
In a typical US infantry division such as the 1st, there would be on average 25000, but up to 30000 if you include replacements at the ready. In a UK infantry division there would be on average a lot less, approximately 15000, because as the war went on they got more and more spread out. Looki…ng at an axis power such as Germany, in 1939 they had an impressive average of 40000 men with an average age of 23 per division. Near the end in mid 1945 it was less than 8000 men per division ranging from 12 year old girls and boys to 80 year old arthritic men. ( Full Answer )
For the US, the divisions that fought in North Africa from Nov 1942 to June 1943 were: 1 Infantry Division 34 Infantry Division 1 Armored Division 2 Armored Division Portion of 82 Airborne Division There were other US divisions that arrived in North Africa and took part in the invasion of Sicily. …Also, many other troops would stop in North Africa for rest and re-training before going into combat on the mainland of Italy. ( Full Answer )
Yes,There was a war with England called the War of 1812.The war lasted from 1812 to 1815.The war is often excluded from History lessons because there was no real outcome from it.
The 3rd Infantry Division. 531 days in combat. Made the Operation Torch landings in North Africa November 8, 1942, thus among the first US Army troops into the fight. Sicily as part of Patton's 7th Army. Southern Italy, Anzio. Part of the army that captured Rome, the first time Rome had been capture…d from the south in 2000 years. Made the "second D-Day" landings in southern France. Fought through the Vosges Mountains to the Rhine, the first time any army in recorded history had crossed the Vosges in winter, and the first time any army had crossed the Vosges at any time of the year when faced with resistance. Captured Munich and Hitler's Eagle's Nest at Berchtesgaden in Austria, despite what you may have seen in "Band of Brothers" (the 101st Airborne arrived in Berchtesgaden after the 3rd ID had been ordered to move on). Audie Murphy and 36 other Medal of Honor men were 3rd ID soldiers (one of the Marine divisions was second on the list with 21). Well over 100 Distinguished Service Crosses, over 4800 Silver Stars, over 8100 Bronze Stars, numerous Presidential Unit Citations. The only American awarded the Italian Military Cross. The entire division is authorized to wear the fourragere of the French Croix de Guerre. Far more men killed and wounded than any other US division, Army or Marine, a function of the length of time spent in combat and the severity of the action. The division's second wartime commander, Lucian Truscott, ended the war commanding the 5th Army. There were some other excellent US infantry divisions, such as the 1st, 4th, 9th 30th, and 45th, and others. The US had only about 65 infantry divisions for the entire war, and most saw no action before the Normandy landings. Some barely arrived in Europe before the war was over, and so had little chance to show what they might have evolved into as they became veteran formations. About 15 US infantry divisions fought in the Pacific, along with all six Marine divisions. ( Full Answer )
The War of 1812 was a side effect of the Napoleonic Wars. The British were boarding American ships and "impressing" [i.e., kidnapping] American sailors to man their ships. The War started in July 1812 and ended with the Treaty of Ghent in December 1814.
Up to 1917 the US Army had formations as large as divisions only in wartime. Except for the few brief months of the Spanish-American War in 1898, there had been no divisions in the US Army since the Civil War. The Army was basically a constabulary, scattered in detachments of a company or two in rem…ote frontier outposts, for the most part. It was rare to find anyone who had so much as seen a regiment assembled all in one place. Most of the current divisional formations of the US Army and the National Guard date from 1917, though some regiments date back to Washington's administration. The divisions formed for WWI adopted unit insignia, all of which, I believe, remain basically the same. The 2nd Division was formed in France, and was unique in the AEF. It had two brigades, like all other US WWI divisions, but one brigade was Army infantry (the 9th and the 23rd Infantry) and the other brigade was Marines (the 5th and 6th Marines, under Colonel John LeJeune). See related link below for the history of the 2nd ID patch. ( Full Answer )
In Italy. The three infantry regiments in the division were the 365th, 370th, and 371st Infantry. An "RCT" is a Regimental Combat Team, made by pairing an infantry regiment with an artillery battalion. (Every US infantry division had four artillery battalions to back up its three infantry regiments)…. "The 370th RCT, attached to the 1st Armored Division, arrived in Naples, Italy, 1 August 1944 and entered combat on the 24th. It participated in the crossing of the Arno River, the occupation of Lucca and the penetration of the Gothic Line. Enemy resistance was negligible in its area. As Task Force 92, elements of the 92d attacked on the Ligurian coastal flank toward Massa, 5 October. By the 12th, the slight gains achieved were lost to counterattacks. On 13 October, the remainder of the Division concentrated for patrol activities. Elements of the 92d moved to the Serchio sector, 3 November 1944, and advanced in the Serchio River Valley against light resistance, but the attempt to capture Castelnuovo did not succeed. Patrol activities continued until 26 December when the enemy attacked, forcing units of the 92d to withdraw. The attack ended on 28 December. Aside from patrols and reconnaissance, units of the 92d attacked in the Serchio sector, 5-8 February 1945, but enemy counterattacks nullified Division advances. On 1 April, the 370th Regiment and the attached 442d Infantry Regiment (Nisei) attacked in the Ligurian coastal sector and drove rapidly north against light opposition. The 370th took over the Serchio sector and pursued a retreating enemy from 18 April until the collapse of enemy forces, 29 April 1945. Elements of the 92d Division entered La Spezia and Genoa on the 27th and took over selected towns along the Ligurian coast until the enemy surrendered, 2 May 1945." ( Full Answer )
The address of the 45Th Infantry Division Museum is: 2145 Ne 36Th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73111-5396