A military unit of men larger than a regiment or brigade and smaller than a corps. During the Civil War a division equaled 3 brigades (12,000 - 15,000 men) in the Union Army, and 4 -5 brigades (16,000 - 30,000 men) in the Confederate Army. Divisions were usually commanded by a major or brigadier general.

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