Corps

The largest single organization of an army. During the Civil War, a corps equaled 3 infantry divisions (36,000 - 45,000 men) and an artillery brigade in the Union Army and 3 infantry divisions (48,000 - 60,000 men) and an artillery battalion in the Confederate Army. Union corps were usually commanded by a major general, while Confederate corps were usually commanded by a lieutenant general.



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