23rd Cavalry Division (United States)

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23rd Cavalry Division
Country United States
Branch United States Army National Guard
Type Cavalry
U.S. Cavalry Divisions
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The National Guard's 23rd Cavalry Division was created from the perceived need for additional cavalry units, it was numbered in succession of the Regular Army divisions, which were not all active at their creation. Going into World War II, the US Army Cavalry contained three Regular (1st, 2nd, & 3rd), four National Guard (21st, 22nd, 23rd, & 24th), and six Organized Reserve (61st, 62nd, 63rd, 64th, 65th, & 66th) cavalry divisions as well as one independent cavalry brigade.

Organization[edit]

The 23rd Cavalry Division was organized at some time after World War I, and was not activated in World War II. Of its component regiments, only the 106th Cavalry Regiment was activated under a cavalry designation during World War II.[1]

Regiments[edit]

  • 105th Cavalry Regiment
  • 106th Cavalry Regiment
  • 108th Cavalry Regiment
  • 109th Cavalry Regiment
  • 141st Field Artillery Regiment
Standard organization chart for a Cavalry Division in November 1940

Stationing[edit]

  • The 23rd Cavalry Division was geographically dispersed across the United States. The division was composed of personnel from the Alabama, Massachusetts, New Mexico, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, & Wisconsin National Guards.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Stanton, Shelby L. (1991). World War II Order of Battle. Galahad Books. p. 317. ISBN 0-88365-775-9.