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US 1st Cavalry Division

The US 1st Cavalry Division (1st Cav Div) is a heavy-armored division of the United States Army.

It is based at Fort Hood, Texas, and is the largest division in size of the U.S. Army with 16,700 soldiers. Currently the 1st Cavalry Division is attached to the U.S. Army III Corps. and is commanded by Major General Peter W. Chiarelli.

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1 Organization
2 History
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The US 1st Cavalry Division consists of the following elements:


The history of the 1st Cavalry Division begins in 1855, when the unit then designated as the 2nd Cavalry Regiment was formed. In 1861 it was redesignated the 5th Cavalry. This unit participated in several battles in the American Civil War, including Bullrun, Antietam, Gettysburg, Wilderness, and Appomattox.

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