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Histories for 1st Bn. 315th Infantry Regiment (M)

20 Mar coat of arms ( )
315th infantry Philadelphia in 1966
02 May Distinctive Unit Insignia (Robert Houston)
Distinctive Unit Insignia. Description: A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Azure, on a fess wavy Or between a fleur-de-lis and a patriarchal cross botonny Argent, four oak trees Vert (trees not to be connected at base).... More
02 May Lineage and Honors Info as of 7 March 2001 (Robert Houston)
315th Regiment Lineage Constituted 5 August 1917 in the National Army as the 315th Infantry and assigned to the 79th Division Organized 29 August 1917 at Camp Meade, Maryland Demobilized 31 May 1919 at Camp Dix, New Jersey Reconstituted 24 June 1921 in the Organized Reserves as the... More
02 May The Allied Bombardment and More (Robert Houston)
The Allied Bombardment At eleven o'clock on the night of September 25th, a deep boom far behind the American lines announced the beginning of the six-hour Allied barrage. Massed between the Meuse and the western edge of the Argonne, were three thousand pieces of artillery gathered from all... More
02 May The Strength of the German Army's Position (Robert Houston)
The Strength of the German Army's Position Opposite the 315th Infantry lay one of the most formidable positions on the entire Western front: five hundred meters beyond the Regiment's most advanced posts of the outpost line, across the waste of rusted wire and shell-torn ground that marked No... More
02 May The Beginning of the Meuse-Argonne Offensive (Robert Houston)
The Beginning of the Meuse-Argonne Offensive For its first experience of the battle-front, the 315th Infantry was assigned to replace the French Army in the Favry sub-sector of the right half of the 79th Division's sector of the Allied line, Sector "304". This sector was about 15 kilometers... More
02 May Arrival and Training in Europe (Robert Houston)
Arrival and Training in Europe This advance guard of the Regiment, after many twistings and turnings, reached its camping ground at midnight and pitched shelter tents in a driving downpour of rain. The next day the Second Battalion, Headquarters Company, Machine Gun Company and Supply Company... More
02 May Steamship Departure for Europe (Robert Houston)
Steamship Departure for Europe On Sunday, 7 July 1918, the final orders for movement arrived. One after another of the companies marched from their barracks in "R" block at Camp Meade to the station at Disney [unidentified], where trains of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad were waiting... More
02 May Training the Soldiers at Camp Meade (Robert Houston)
Training the Soldiers at Camp Meade Up until April 1918, most of the training the soldiers had been given was toward the methods of trench warfare, because that sort of action seemed to predominate in France. But toward the beginning of summer 1918, the higher commanders began to believe that,... More
02 May Origins of the 79th Division, U.S. Army (Robert Houston)
Origins of the 79th Division, U.S. Army The 79th Division consisted of the 313th, 314th, 315th, and 316th Infantry Regiments. The 315th and 316th Regiments together formed the 158th Infantry Brigade . The order creating the various units of the 79th Division was issued by the War Department... More

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