13th Division (United States)

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The 13th Division was an infantry division of the United States Army. It was established at Camp Lewis, Washington, in 1918, during World War I.[1]

The "square" 13th Division's complement of four regiments included the 1st, 44th, 75th, and 76th Infantry Regiments. In August 1918, two infantry brigades were formed. The 25th Infantry Brigade (United States) comprised the 1st and 75th Infantry Regiments and the 38th Machine-Gun Battalion; the 26th Infantry Brigade comprised the 44th and 76th Infantry Regiments and the 39th Machine-Gun Battalion. The 44th Infantry Regiment had formed earlier at Vancouver Barracks, Washington. Both brigades were disestablished in March 1919.[2]

The 39th Field Artillery was also assigned to the division. The 75th Infantry was relieved from the 13th Division and demobilized 27 February 1919 at Camp Lewis. The 76th Infantry Regiment was demobilized on 5 March 1919.[3]

After the Armistice of 11 November 1918 the need for the division disappeared and it was disbanded in 1919.

References

  1. http://www.lewis-mcchord.army.mil/dptms/museum/camp.htm
  2. Richard A. Rinaldi, The US Army in World War I - Orders of Battle, 63.
  3. Renaldi, 81.
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