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1st BATTALION, 5th FIELD ARTILLERY
(Alexander Hamilton Battery)
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Lineage (1st Infantry Division)
Constituted 6 January 1776 by the colony of New York as the New York Provincial Company of
Artillery, commanded by Captain Alexander Hamilton. Organized 3 February-30 March 1776 at New
York, New York. Transferred 17 March 1777 to the Continental Army as Captain John Doughty’s
Company, Colonel John Lamb’s (New York) Continental Artillery Regiment. Redesignated 10 August
1779 as the 2d Company, 2d Continental Artillery Regiment. Reorganized and redesignated 27 June 1784
as Captain John Doughty’s Company of Artillery. Reorganized and redesignated in July 1785 as the 1st
Company (commanded by Major John Doughty), Artillery, First American Regiment. Reorganized 20
October 1786 as the 1st Company (commanded by Captain James Bradford), Artillery, First American
Regiment. Redesignated 3 October 1787 as the 1st Company (commanded by Captain James Bradford),
Battalion of Artillery. Consolidated in 1792 with the 2d Company Battalion of Artillery, and consolidated
unit reorganized and redesignated as Captain Mahlon Ford’s Company of Artillery of the 1st Sublegion,
Legion of the United States. Redesignated 9 May 1794 as Captain Mahlon Ford’s Company, 1st Battalion,
Corps of Artillerists and Engineers. Redesignated 27 April 1798 as Captain Mahlon Ford’s Company, 4th
Battalion, 1st Regiment of Artillerists and Engineers. Consolidated in 1800 with Captain James Sterrett’s
Company, 1st Regiment of Artillerists and Engineers, and consolidated unit designated as Captain James
Sterrett’s Company, 1st Regiment of Artillerists and Engineers. Redesignated in March 1801 as Captain
John W. Livingston’s Company, 2d Regiment of Artillerists and Engineers. Redesignated in May 1802 as
Captain James Sterrett’s Company, Regiment of Artillerists. Redesignated in 1806 as Captain Charles
Wollstonecraft’s Company, Regiment of Artillerists. Redesignated 11 January 1812 as Captain Charles
Wollstonecraft’s Company, 1st Regiment of Artillery. Redesignated 12 May 1814 as Captain Charles
Wollstonecraft’s Company, Corps of Artillery. Redesignated 17 May 1815 as Captain Charles
Wollstonecraft’s Company, Corps of Artillery, Southern Division. Redesignated in late 1815 as Captain
George P. Peters’ Company, Corps of Artillery, Southern Division. Redesignated 21 August 1816 as
Company A, 3d Battalion, Corps of Artillery, Southern Division. Redesignated 1 June 1821 as Company
F, 4th Regiment of Artillery.
Reorganized and redesignated 31 May 1901 as the 8th Battery, Field Artillery, Artillery Corps.
Reorganized and redesignated 31 May 1907 as Battery D, 5th Field Artillery. (5th Field Artillery
assigned 8 June 1917 to the 1st Expeditionary Division [later redesignated as the 1st Division]; assigned 1
January 1930 to the 1st Division [later redesignated as the 1st Infantry Division]).
Reorganized and redesignated 1 October 1940 as Battery D, 5th Field Artillery Battalion.
Reorganized and redesignated 15 February 1957 as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Field
Artillery Battalion, 5th Artillery, an element of the 1st Infantry Division (organic elements constituted 8
February 1957 and activated 15 February 1957). Reorganized and redesignated 20 April 1960 as the 1st
Rocket Howitzer Battalion, 5th Artillery. (Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Rocket Howitzer
Battalion, 5th Artillery, consolidated 26 August 1960 with Battery D, 5th Coast Artillery [organized in
1861], and consolidated unit designated as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Rocket Howitzer
Battalion, 5th Artillery). Redesignated 20 January 1964 as the 1st Battalion, 5th Artillery.

Reorganized and redesignated (less former Battery D, 5th Coast Artillery) 1 September 1971 as the 1st
Battalion, 5th Field Artillery (former Battery D, 5th Coast Artillery, concurrently redesignated as the 1st
Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery--hereafter separate lineage).
ANNEX 1
Constituted 3 June 1784 in the Regular Army as the 2d Company, Artillery, First American Regiment.
Organized 12 August 1784 in Pennsylvania as the 2d Company (commanded by Captain Thomas
Douglass), Artillery, First American Regiment. Redesignated in September 1785 as the 2d Company
(commanded by Captain William Ferguson), Battalion of Artillery. Redesignated 4 March 1791 as the 2s
Company (commanded by Captain Mahlon Ford), Battalion of Artillery.
ANNEX 2
Constituted 20 October 1786 in the Regular Army as a company of artillery. Organized in 1786 in
Massachusetts as Captain Joseph Savage’s Company of Artillery. Redesignated 3 October 1787 as the 4th
Company of (commanded by Captain Joseph Savage), Battalion of Artillery. Reorganized and
redesignated in 1792 as Captain John Pierce’s Company of Artillery of the 2d Sublegion, Legion
of the United States. Redesignated 9 May 1794 as Captain John Pierce’s Company 1st Battalion, Corps of
Artillerists and Engineers. Redesignated in 1796 as Captain George Demler’s Company, 1st Battalion,
Corps of Artillerist and Engineers. Redesignated in 1800 as Captain John Sterrett’s Company, 1st
Regiment of Artillerists and Engineers.

(source: Unit's official website)

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