5th Field Artillery Regiment, US Army

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5TH FIELD ARTILLERY REGIMENT, US ARMY

Coat of arms (crest) of the 5th Field Artillery Regiment, US Army

Official blazon

Shield:Gules the liberty bell Or between five arrows four point down in fess paleways and one in base fessways the latter broken Sable fimbriated Argent. On a chief embattled Vert fimbriated Argent a five-pointed mullet of the last.
Crest:On a wreath of the colors Or and Gules, on a mount an oak tree fructed of 13 acorns and penetrated transversely in the main stem by a frame saw Proper, the frame Or.
Motto:FAITHFUL AND TRUE.

Origin/meaning

The shield is scarlet for Artillery.The Liberty Bell alludes to the Revolutionary War.The five arrows commemorate the Indian War campaign credit of old Company “F”, 4th Artillery. The broken arrow is indicative of the engagement near Vincennes, Indiana, 1791-11-04, in which all officers and two-thirds of the men of Bradford’s Company, Battalion of Artillery, were killed.The embattled partition line refers to the ramparts of Chapultapec and denotes service during the Mexican War. The star, the insignia of the 12th Corps in which batteries of the Regiment served, is representative of the Civil War.


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