315TH CAVALRY REGIMENT
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Distinctive Unit Insignia

Distinctive Unit Insignia

Description
A gold shield on which is a black seahorse naiant detailed gold resting on a black scroll turned gold inscribed “SEE ONLY VICTORY” in gold letters. The insignia is 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height.

Symbolism
The Regiment is allocated to Rhode Island and Connecticut, in the old sea-faring section of New England and it was felt quite appropriate to adopt the sea-horse. The colors, yellow and black, are the colors of the 64th Cavalry Division to which the Regiment belongs. The motto is a phrase given the Regiment by its first Regular Army instructor, the late Colonel Francis C. Marshall of the Cavalry.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 21 November 1924. It was amended to change the description on 13 December 1924. The insignia was rescinded on 2 March 1959.




Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms

Blazon

Shield

Or, a bend Sable between in sinister chief a red rooster Proper and in dexter base a winged disc with then bolts of lightning rayonné Azure.

Crest

On a wreath of the colors Or and Sable, a sea-horse Naiant Sable.

Motto

SEE ONLY VICTORY.

Symbolism

Shield

The colors, yellow and black, are the colors of the 64th Cavalry Division to which the Regiment belongs. Rhode Island troops wherever they served in this country or abroad have been know as Rhode Island Reds. A Rhode Island rooster has, therefore, been adopted as representing the Rhode Island units in the Regiment. Connecticut desires to adopt the winged thunderbolt of Tallmadges’ Dragoons, as shown on the standard Of Tallmadges’ Dragoons of Revolutionary War fame.

Crest

The Regiment is allocated to Rhode Island and Connecticut, in the old sea-faring section of New England and it was felt quite appropriate to adopt the sea-horse.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 26 November 1924. It was amended to change the blazon of the crest on 15 May 1929. The insignia was rescinded on 2 March 1959.





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