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54th Artillery Regiment, CAC
Victory Ribbon - France
Constituted 12-1-17 and organized at Fts. McKinley and Williams 12-25-17, by redesignation of RA and NG companies in CD Portland. Hq Co and Btrys A & C organized by redesignation of RA companies; Supply Co and Btrys B, D, E, and F by redesignation of NG companies. 1st Co, CD Portland, redesignated Hq Co; 20th Co, CD Portland, redesignated Supply Co; 2nd Co, CD Portland, redesignated Btry A; 18th & 19th Cos, CD Portland, redesignated Btry B; 12th & 16th Cos, CD Portland, redesignated Btry C; 9th & 22nd Cos, CD Portland, redesignated Btry D; 24th & 29th Cos, CD Portland redesignated Btry E; 6th & 25th Cos, CD Portland, redesignated Btry F. The regiment filled out its ranks with NA draftees, and trained until 3-7-18, then moved to Hoboken POE for deployment to France. Departed in stages 3-16-18 to 3-22-18.
All elements arrived Le Havre, France, between 3-31-18 and 4-8-18. The 54th Arty transferred to Mailly-le-Camp (Aube) until it moved to Haussimont (Marne) 5-2-18, where it was designated replacement regiment for American railway and tractor-drawn regiments. On 9-21-18, 54th Arty was reorganized into three battalions with new stations. The 1st Bn (Btrys A & B) was reassigned Training Bn and posted at Angers (Marne-et-Loire). The 2nd Bn was designated Tractor Replacement Bn and stationed at Doulevant-le-Chateau (Hauts Marne). The 3rd Bn was designated Railway Artillery Training Bn and remained at Haussimont (Marne) and Angers (Marne-et-Loire). This arrangement remained in force until the Armistice. The 54th Arty was reassembled and sailed from Brest, arriving Boston 3-7-19. The regiment moved to Cp. Devens, MA, and was demobilized 3-13-19.ph here.
Batterry B, 54th Artillery CAC on barge in France