Category:18th Infantry Regiment Heraldry

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Coat of Arms[edit]

Blazon[edit]

  • Shield: Azure, a saltire Argent, between in chief two arrows in saltire of the second armed and flighted Or, in fess the insignia of the 8th Army Corps (2d Division, 2d Brigade (solid white)); in the Spanish War Proper and a bolo paleways of the second hilted of the third, on a chief indented of the second a bend Gules between two fleurs-de-lis of the field.
  • Crest: On a wreath of the colors an acorn Gules.
  • Motto: IN OMNIA PARATUS (In All Things Prepared).

Symbolism[edit]

  • Shield:
  1. The regiment was organized in 1861 and was in the First Division of the 14th Corps, Army of Cumberland, during most of its operations during the Civil War, the badge of which was a red acorn.
  2. The prominent feature of the Confederate flag was the saltire cross.
  3. The crossed arrows represent the regiment's Indian campaigns.
  4. The old 8th Corps badge of the Spanish War recalls the Philippine service during the Spanish War and the bolo for the operations in the Visayas.
  5. In World War I the regiment was awarded the fourragére for its part in the Soissons offensive of 1918-07-18, and the operations of early October around Exermont and Hill 240 in the old Lorraine.
  6. The chief bears the bend of the arms of Lorraine between the fleurs-de-lis of the arms of Soissons.


Background[edit]

  1. The coat of arms was originally approved on 1922-04-24.
  2. It was amended on 1923-09-10 to correct the history.
  3. On 1924-04-16 it was amended to correct the wording of the blazon.
  4. The coat of arms was amended on 1939-02-16 to change the color of the acorn in the crest from Azure (blue) to Gules (red) and change the description accordingly.

Distinctive Unit Insignia[edit]

Description[edit]

  1. A silver metal and enamel device 1¼ inches (3.18cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Azure, a saltire Argent, between in chief two arrows in saltire of the second armed and flighted Or, in fess the insignia of the 8th Army Corps in the Spanish War Proper and a bolo of the second hilted of the third, on a chief indented of the second a bend Gules between two fleurs-de-lis of the field.
  2. Attached below the shield a blue scroll inscribed IN OMNIA PARATUS in silver letters.

Symbolism[edit]

  1. Civil War service is shown by the saltire cross from the Confederate flag.
  2. The crossed arrows represent the regiment's Indian campaigns; the old 8th Corps badge recalls service in the Spanish War and the bolo stand for operations in the Visayas during the Philippine Insurrection.
  3. In World War I the regiment was awarded two French Croix de Guerre with Palm and the French Fourragére for its part in the Soissons offensive of 1918-07-18 and the operations of early October 1918 around Exermont and Hill 240 in the old province of Lorraine.
  4. The chief bears the bend of the arms of Lorraine between the fleurs-de-lis of the arms of Sassions.

Background[edit]

  • The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 1923-12-27.

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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