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United States 19th Army Corps (1862-)



19th Corps was a corps of the Union Army during the American Civil War. It spent most of its service in Louisiana and the Gulf, though several units fought in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley.

19th Corps was created on December 14, 1862, and assigned to Maj. Gen. Nathaniel P. Banks, the commander of the Department of the Gulf. The corps comprised all Union troops then occupying Louisiana and east Texas. It originally consisted of four divisions, numbering 36,000 men.

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United States 19th Army Corps

Identifier: MS-753
Date(s): 1862 to 1865
Scope and Contents

The collection contains official correspondence, brigade reports, and record books containing copies of correspondence, circulars or notices, general and special orders and records of passes and furloughs. The material documents the United States 19th Army Corps, particularly the first division. Much of the material focuses on Gen. William Dwight.

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