Category:12th Infantry Regiment Heraldry

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Coat of Arms[edit]

Blazon[edit]

  • Shield: Azure in fess two crosses moline Agent in base a wigwam of the like garnished Gules with five poles of the last; on a chief embattled Or a sea lion of the third holding in dexter paw a sword of the field.
  • Crest: On a wreath of the colors an armoured arm embowed Proper, grasping in the naked hand a broken flag staff Gules, to which attached a pennant Or
  • Motto: DUCTI AMORE PATRIAE (Having Been Led By Love of Country)

Symbolism[edit]

  • Shield:
  1. The field is blue for Infantry.
  2. This regiment took part in the Civil War, its great achievement was its first engagement at Gaines' Mills, Virginia, 1862-06-27 and 1862-06-28, where its loss was almost 50%.
  3. This is shown by the moline crosses which represent the iron fastening of a mill stone and the pair recall the crushing losses sustained.
  4. The wigwam with its five poles is for the five Indian Campaigns in which portions of the regiment took part.
  5. The chief is for the Spanish and Philippine Wars, yellow and red being the Spanish colors, red and blue the Katipunan colors; the embattled partition line is for the capture of the blockhouse at El Caney; the sea lion is from the arms of the Philippine Islands.
  6. The crest in the Spanish colors is to commemorate the capture of a Spanish flag at El Caney.

Background[edit]

  • The coat of arms was originally approved on 1922-12-21.

Distinctive Unit Insignia[edit]

Description[edit]

  • A gold color metal and enamel device 1 5/32 inches (2.94cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Azure in fess two crosses moline Agent in base a wigwam of the like, on a chief embattled Or a sea lion Gules holding in dexter paw a sword of the like.

Symbolism[edit]

  1. The field is blue for Infantry.
  2. This regiment took part in the Civil War, its great achievement was its first engagement at Gaines' Mills, Virginia, 1862-06-27 and 1862-06-28, where its loss was almost 50%.
  3. This is shown by the moline crosses which represent the iron fastening of a mill stone and the pair recall the crushing losses sustained.
  4. The wigwam with its five poles is for the five Indian Campaigns in which portions of the regiment took part.
  5. The chief is for the Spanish and Philippine Wars, yellow and red being the Spanish colors, red and blue the Katipunan colors; the embattled partition line is for the capture of the blockhouse at El Caney; the sea lion is from the arms of the Philippine Islands.
  6. The crest in the Spanish colors is to commemorate the capture of a Spanish flag at El Caney.

Background[edit]

  1. The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 1923-06-20.
  2. It was amended to change the blazon of the shield on 1965-10-12.

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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