Category:13th Infantry Regiment Heraldry

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Coat of Arms[edit]

Blazon[edit]

  • Shield: Barry of four Azure and Argent, saltire Gules, and in fess two billets paleways Sable fimbriated Or each bearing four mullets of the second.
  • Crest: On a wreath of the colors two palm branches saltirewise Proper and thereon a McKeever cartridge box Sable bearing the legend "Forty Rounds" "U.S." Or.
  • Motto: FIRST AT VICKSBURG.

Symbolism[edit]

  • Shield:
  1. The 13th Infantry was organized in 1861.
  2. General Sherman was its first Colonel and General Sheridan one of its original Captains.
  3. The four blue and white bars of the shield are the old and the present infantry colors and indicate the four wars in which the regiment has participated.
  4. The saltire cross is from the Confederate battle flag with the color changed from blue to red.
  5. The billets are the shoulder straps of the two generals which this regiment has raised.
  • Crest:

The crest is the corps badge of the 15th Corps of the Civil War and the motto is the proud designation given the regiment by General Grant.

Background[edit]

  1. The coat of arms was originally approved on 1922-02-08.
  2. It was amended on 1923-10-02.

Distinctive Unit Insignia[edit]

Description[edit]

  1. A gold color metal and enamel device 1 7/32 inches (3.10cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned Barry of four Azure and Argent, a saltire Gules, and in fess two billets paleways Azure fimbriated Or each bearing four mullets of the second.
  2. On a wreath of the colors two palm branches saltirewise Proper and thereon a McKeever cartridge box Sable bearing the legend "Forty Rounds" "U.S." Or. Attached below the shield a gold scroll inscribed "FIRST AT VICKSBURG" in black letters.

Symbolism[edit]

  • Shield:
  1. The 13th Infantry was organized in 1861.
  2. General Sherman was its first Colonel and General Sheridan one of its original Captains.
  3. The four blue and white bars of the shield are the old and the present infantry colors and indicate the four wars in which the regiment has participated.
  4. The saltire cross is from the Confederate battle flag with the color changed from blue to red.
  5. The billets are the shoulder straps of the two generals which this regiment has raised.
  6. The crest is the corps badge of the 15th Corps of the Civil War and the motto is the proud designation given the regiment by General Grant.

Background[edit]

  • The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 1923-04-16.

Flag[edit]

Description[edit]

  • Size:
  1. Hoist: Three Feet.
  2. Fly: Four Feet.
  • Organizational colors:
  1. Background: National flag blue
  2. Fringe: Yellow.
  3. Letters and Numbers: National Flag Blue
  4. Scrolls: Yellow
  • Arms:
  1. The flag has a solid background with an embroidered American eagle displayed centered thereon, in Proper Colors.
  2. In its right talon the eagle holds an olive branch; in its left talon, a bundle of 13 arrows, all in proper colors.
  3. Its beak grasps a scroll inscribed with the unit motto.
  4. Below the eagle is a scroll inscribed with the designation of the organization.
  5. On the eagle’s breast is embroidered the shield of the coat of arms and the crest is above the eagle’s head.

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