Coats of Arms-Three US Regiments that Served in the War of 1812

1st Artillery, 5th Infantry, 201st Artillery

The 1st Artillery has been a US Regular Army unit since 1792. The regiments service in the War of 1812 is shown by the maple leaf representing service in Canada. Detatchments of the regiment served at Mackinac, Queenston Heights, Fort Niagra and Sacketts Harbor.

 The Fifth Infantry has been serving in the Regular Army since 1808 and served at Chippewa and Lundy’s Lane. Seven cannon, captured at Lundy’s Lane are represented  on the shield. 

The 201st Artillery is a National Guard unit from the State of West Virginia. It was organized in 1735 as militia company and served as infantry until the 20th century. It served in the Indiana Territory in 1812 and 1813. The two lions represent service in the Revolution and the War of 1812.


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