The American Civil War

Many of the units that make up today’s 29th Division have their origins in Antebellum state militias. During the American Civil War, these local military forces fought for their states for both the North and South. The 113th lineage includes the 8th New Jersey Volunteers. Maryland produced two 1st Regiments, which served on opposing sides. Their descendant became known as the 115th Regiment in 1917. Baltimore’s “Dandy 5th” was part of the 115th in World War I, but served as the independent 175th Regiment in World War II. The various units that eventually merged to become the 116th Regiment were known collectively as the “Stonewall Brigade.”

From Cuba to Texas; 1898-1916