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51st Infantry Division (United States)

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Active  1946–63
Branch  United States Army
Size  Division
Country  United States
Type  Infantry
Nickname(s)  Rattlesnake Division
51st Infantry Division (United States)

The 51st Infantry Division was an infantry division of the United States Army, composed of units from the Florida National Guard and the South Carolina National Guard.



Original Organization Date: 11 September 1946 with headquarters at Tampa, Florida. In the post-World War II restructuring of the National Guard a number of new divisions were organized. Among these was the 51st Infantry Division, composed of National Guardsmen from Florida and South Carolina.

Organization on September 11th, 1946

The 51st Infantry Division never served on active federal duty and was inactivated in 1963.

Source: Wilson, John B. (1997). Maneuver and Firepower: The Evolution of Divisions and Separate Brigades. Washington, DC: Center of Military History.


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