Infantry regiment (continental)

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This page is about regiments in the continental system which were administrative and tactical units at the same time. For regiments in the British system, which were purely administrative, see infantry regiment (administrative). For the equivalent British tactical formation, see infantry brigade.


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

| type = Infantry
| specific_type = Infantry regiment (continental)
| size_at_full_strength = 3,500


A continental infantry regiment was an administrative and tactical unit of infantry. It usually consisted of a headquarters and three infantry battalions. Two or three regiments were grouped together into an infantry brigade.

US Army[edit]

American regiments that have pages are listed in Category:US infantry regiments. The establishment of a regiment 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.