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When was the Unit Organized?
28 May 1855 as the 2nd United States Cavalry Regiment
What do the arrow heads on the regimental crest?
The Regiment fought in a total of thirteen Indian Campaigns, symbolized by the Arrow Head shaped Regimental Crest.
When was the unit re-designated to the 5th cavalry.
In the summer of 1861, the Regiment was re-designated the 5th United States Cavalry
What does the cross-moline mean on the crest?
During the Civil War, the troopers of the 5th Cavalry made a gallant charge at Gaine’s Mill on 27 June 1862, saving the union artillery from annihilation. This battle is commemorated on the Regimental Crest by the Cross-Moline, in the yellow field on the lower half of the crest.
What does the white maltese cross symbolize?
At the outbreak of the Spanish-American War, the 5th Cavalry was ordered to Tampa, Florida and then embarked for Cuba. The Regiment’s service in this war and later for the Puerto Rican Expedition is symbolized by the White Maltese cross in the black chief of the upper half of the Regimental Coat of Arms
When did 2/5 move to fort hood.
In May 1971, the Battalion moved to Fort Hood Texas, where it was reorganized as mechanized infantry