17449Re: [WarOf1812] Re: How The US Army Divisions Are Numbered?
- Apr 7, 2003In a message dated 4/7/2003 10:19:36 AM Central Daylight Time,
> After the War of 1812 the American Infantry wasI think this is a crucial point. Does the regiment have an existence of its
> consolidated from 44 regiments to 8. The 7th INF
> which served at New Orleans was "mustered for
> selection" and some of its men went into the new 1st
> INF. A new 7th was created by mustering for selection
> men from the 8th, 20th and 39th INF. While the men
> who originally served in the 7th regiment were now
> assigned new units, the Regiment numbered "7"
> continued to exist.
own or not? The fact that all the men in a particular regiment get moved to
others does not mean that a regiment looses its history as long as it
continues to exist. On the other hand if a regiment has been abolished then
for any other to claim its honours is rather like wearing someone else's
medals. That said of course a regiment can be re-raised.
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