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The history of the 83rd Armored Field Artillery Battalion began on June 15th, 1832 when the First Regiment of Cavalry was organized by Act of Congress, as the Battalion of Mounted Rangers. A reorganization on March 21st, 1833, changed the title to, the Regiment of Dragoons. Later in 1836 it was designated as the First Dragoons, and in 1861 was again known as the 1st Cavalry.
83d Armored Field Artillery Battalion, 1942-1945, Regimental history, World War 1939-1945
Bates, Ralph O., "Eighty Third Field Artillery Battalion" (1946). World War Regimental Histories. 23.
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