Category:21st Infantry Regiment Heraldry

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Coat of Arms[edit]

Blazon[edit]

  • Shield: Party per fess Azure and Argent, in chief a sun in splendor Or charged with five-bastioned fort of the first, in base a cedar tree eradicated Proper.
  • Crest: On a wreath of the colors Argent and Azure four arrows Sable armed and feathered Gules, tied with a rattlesnake skin Proper.
  • Motto: DUTY.

Symbolism[edit]

  • Shield:
  1. Blue and white are the colors used for the Infantry.
  2. Organized in 1862 as the 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry, the Regiment was in the Army of the Potomac and served in numerous engagements.
  3. The cedar tree commemorates the Regiment's baptism of fire at Cedar Mountain, 1862-08-09, where it performed its mission with such success as to receive special mention from General Prince, the brigade commander.
  4. The five-bastioned fort, the badge of the 5th Corps at Santiago during the war with Spain.
  5. The Katipunan sun refers to campaign participation during the Philippine Insurrection.
  • Crest: The arrows of the crest and the rattlesnake skin, an Indian emblem of war, allude to eight campaigns during the Indian Wars.
  • Motto: Self Explanitory.

Background[edit]

  1. The coat of arms was originally approved on 1921-01-17.

Distinctive Unit Insignia[edit]

Description[edit]

  • A gold color metal and enamel device 1⅜ inches (3.49cm) in height overall consisting of the shield, crest and motto of the coat of arms.

Symbolism[edit]

  1. Blue and white are the colors used for the Infantry.
  2. Organized in 1862 as the 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry, the Regiment was in the Army of the Potomac and served in numerous engagements.
  3. The cedar tree commemorates the Regiment's baptism of fire at Cedar Mountain, 1862-08-09, where it performed its mission with such success as to receive special mention from General Prince, the brigade commander.
  4. The arrows of the crest and the rattlesnake skin, an Indian emblem of war, allude to eight campaigns during the Indian Wars.
  5. The five-bastioned fort, the badge of the 5th Corps at Santiago during the war with Spain.
  6. The Katipunan sun refers to campaign participation during the Philippine Insurrection.

Background[edit]

  • The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved on 1923-03-26.

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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