23rd Cavalry Division (United States)

23rd Cavalry Division
Country United States
Branch United States Army National Guard
Type Cavalry
U.S. Cavalry Divisions
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The National Guard's 23rd Cavalry Division was created from the perceived need for additional cavalry units. It numbered in succession of the Regular Army Divisions, which were not all active at its creation. Going into World War 2, the US Army Cavalry was contained 3 Regular (1st, 2nd, & 3rd), 4 National Guard (21st, 22nd, 23rd, & 24th), and 6 Organized Reserve (61st, 62nd, 63rd, 64th, 65th, & 66th) cavalry divisions as well as 1 independent cavalry brigade.



Standard organization chart for a Cavalry Division in November 1940


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