U.S. ARMY 1ST FIELD ARTILLERY REGIMENT UNIT CREST

While the Regimental Distinctive Insignia (unit crest) of the 1st Field Artillery Regiment is emblazoned with the unit motto “PRIMUS AUT NULLUS,” Latin for “First Or Not At All,” the stand of grapeshot canisters in the middle of the shield recalls a saying even more closely associated with the Regiment. “A little more grape, Captain Bragg” are the legendary words attributed to General Zachary Taylor during the Battle of Buena Vista—but in reality Taylor had ordered Braxton Bragg to “double-shot your guns and give ‘em hell, Bragg.”

The 1st Field Artillery Regimental Distinctive Insignia was approved nearly 100 years ago in 1923, but the history of the Regiment’s sole active combat battalion, the 4th, goes back to the 18th century and organization of a unit with an unwieldy name: Captain Moses Porter's Company of Artillery of the 3rd Sublegion, Legion of the United States.

The 4th Battalion, 1st Field Artillery is stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas and assigned to the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division. The 1st Battalion is assigned to the United States Military Academy.
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