Category:6th Cavalry Regiment Heraldry

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Coat of Arms[edit]

Blazon[edit]

  • Shield: Azure, a unicorn rampant Or.
  • Crest: On a wreath of the colors Or and Azure an imperial Chinese dragon rampant Or lined Azure, grasping in its dexter claw four arrows Sable, armed and feathered Gules.
  • Motto: DUCIT AMOR PATRIAE (Led By Love Of Country).

Symbolism[edit]

  • Shield:
  1. The Regiment took part in the eastern campaigns of the Civil War, its outstanding feats being at Williamsburg, Virginia, 1862, when it assaulted intrenched works, and at Fairfield, Pennsylvania, 1863.
  2. At Fairfield the unit engaged two enemy brigades of cavalry, completely neutralizing them and saving the supply trains of the Army, but in the process was literally cut to pieces.
  3. This is symbolized by the unicorn, held to represent the knightly virtues and, in the rampant position, a symbol of fighting aggressiveness, combined with speed and activity.
  4. The shield is blue, the color of the Federal uniform in the Civil War.
  • Crest:
  1. The Chinese dragon represents the Regiment’s entrance into the Forbidden City in Peking in 1900.
  2. The arrows symbolize service in the Indian Wars.

Background[edit]

  1. The coat of arms was originally approved for the 6th Cavalry Regiment on 1921-03-03
  2. It was amended to add a motto on 1922-08-04.
  3. It was redesignated for the 6th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron (Mechanized) on 1944-07-24.
  4. It was redesignated for the 6th Constabulary Squadron on 1946-12-18.
  5. It was redesignated for the 6th Armored Cavalry Regiment on 1949-03-17.
  6. The insignia was amended to revise the symbolism on 1960-06-27.
  7. The coat of arms was redesignated for the 6th Cavalry Regiment on1974-09-09.

Distinctive Unit Insignia[edit]

Description[edit]

  1. A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/4 inches (3.18 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Azure, a unicorn rampant, Or.

Symbolism[edit]

  1. The Regiment took part in the eastern campaigns of the Civil War, its outstanding feats being at Williamsburg, Virginia, 1862, when it assaulted intrenched works, and at Fairfield, Pennsylvania, 1863
  2. At Fairfield the unit engaged two enemy brigades of cavalry, completely neutralizing them and saving the supply trains of the Army, but in the process was literally cut to pieces.
  3. This is symbolized by the unicorn, held to represent the knightly virtues and, in the rampant position, a symbol of fighting aggressiveness, combined with speed and activity.
  4. The shield is blue, the color of the Federal uniform in the Civil War.

Background[edit]

  1. The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 6th Cavalry Regiment on 1922-08-11.
  2. It was redesignated for the 6th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron (Mechanized) on 1944-07-24.
  3. It was redesignated for the 6th Constabulary Squadron on 1948-01-21.
  4. It was redesignated for the 6th Armored Cavalry Regiment on 1949-03-18.
  5. The insignia was amended to delete the motto on 1957-05-23.
  6. The insignia was redesignated for the 6th Cavalry Regiment on 1974-09-09.

Flag[edit]

Description[edit]

  • a. Size:
  1. Hoist: Three Feet.
  2. Fly: Four Feet.
  • b. Organizational colors:
  1. Background: Yellow.
  2. Arms: An embroidered American eagle displayed centered on the background. In its right talon the eagle holds an olive branch; in its left talon, a bundle of 13 arrows, all in proper colors. Its beak grasps a white scroll inscribed with the unit motto. On the eagle’s breast is embroidered the shield of the coat of arms and the crest is above the eagle’s head. For those organizations with an approved badge in lieu of a coat of arms, the eagle’s breast is feathered and the badge is located above the eagle’s head.
  3. Designating Scroll: Below the eagle is a white scroll inscribed with the designation of the organization.
  4. Fringe: Yellow.
  5. Outline of Scrolls: Scarlet.
  6. Letters and Numbers: Scarlet.

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