Today the Force Structure and Unit History Branch continues the work begun by the Historical Section of the Army War College. The branch maintains historical information on active and inactive units in all components - Regular Army, Army Reserve, and Army National Guard, and prepares official Lineage and Honors Certificates. On the basis of research in primary and secondary material, the certificates outline the major organizational changes undergone by the unit and provide a list of the official battle honors (campaign credit and decorations) that the unit has earned. The information contained on the certificates is reformatted for publication in the Army Lineage Series
While it would take a book to recount the rich history brought about by the
changes of each unit in the 1st Cavalry Division, an overall look at the
major reorganizational elements of the Band Lineage presents a picture of an
organization that was accustomed to fighting and brought strength from
03 March 1855; Constituted as Band, Second Regiment of Cavalry.
December 1856; Organized at Camp Verde, Texas.
10 August 1861; Redesignated as Band, 5th Cavalry Regiment.
December 1866; Disbanded at Camp Sedgwick, Washington, DC.
1869; Reconstituted and reorganized at Camp Sedgwick, Washington, DC.
03 June 1945; Reorganized and redesignated as Band, 1st Cavalry Division.
01 September 1963; Consolidated with Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 1st Cavalry Division Trains, Korea.
01 July 1965; Transferred (less personnel and equipment) from Korea to Fort Benning, Georgia.
01 July 1965; Headquarters and Headquarters Company and Band, 11th Air Assault Division Support Command reorganized at Fort Benning, Georgia and redesigneted Headquarters and Headquarters Company and Band, 1st Cavalry Division Support Command.
The history of the 1st Cavalry Division Band recorded the following
significant events occurring on the dates listed.
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