Infantry brigade (continental)

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This page is about brigades in the continental system, which had no equivalent in the British system. For British brigades, which were smaller than continental brigades, see infantry brigade.


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This page defines Infantry brigade (continental), which can be used as a value of the "specific_type" parameter in {{infobox military unit}} like this:

| type = Infantry
| specific_type = Infantry brigade (continental)
| size_at_full_strength = 8,000


In the continental system, a brigade was a tactical and administrative unit above an infantry regiment and below an infantry division. It consisted of a headquarters and two or three regiments, sometimes with other types of unit attached to the headquarters.

US Army[edit]

American brigades always had two infantry regiments. There was usually a machine gun battalion directly under brigade headquarters. The establishment of a brigade is given in Order of Battle of the United States Land Forces in the World War, Volume 2, American Expeditionary Forces: Divisions. Washington, DC: Centre of Military History, United States Army. 1988 [first published 1931]. pp. 446–47. 

All American brigades that have pages are listed in Category:US infantry brigades.