Historic Markers Across South Carolina

81st Inf Division

Marker ID: SCHM 40-85
Location: Jackson Blvd., Ft. Jackson
County: Richland
Style: Free Standing **


The 81st was organized at Camp Jackson, Aug. 25,1917, where the training area included Wildcat Creek. Soon dubbed the Wildcat Division, the 8lst designed and wore a wildcat insignia on one sleeve of their uniforms, thereby becoming the first division of the U. S. Army to originate and wear a divisional patch, now a widespread custom.

Erected by 81 st Division, Wildcat Veterans Association, 1nc. - 1979


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