1st Battalion - 16th Infantry Regiment

The 16th Infantry were originally formed in 1869. They carried 12 campaign streamers from the Civil War through their lineage with the 11th Infantry. The 11th and 34th Infantry Regiments consolidated into the 16th Infantry Regiment on 3 March 1869. The 11th Infantry, organized 4 May 1861, had battle streamers for Gaines Mill, Bull Run, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wilderness, Lauren Hill, Spottsylvania Courthouse, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Weldon Railroad and Chapel House. The 34th Infantry (which had been the 3rd Battalion of the Civil War 16th Infantry) had banners for Shiloh, Murfeesboro, Chickamuaga, Missionary Ridge, New Hope Church, Kenesaw Mountain, Neal Dow Station, Peach Tree Creek, Atlanta and Joesboro. Both Regiments were doomed to lose their designations for the new Regiment was numbered the 16th, and were consolidated by merging the enlisted men of one Regiment with the company of the same letter of the other, and assigning the officers by rank as provided by the order of consolidation.

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