VII Corps (Union Army)

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VII Corps
VII Corps badge
Active July 22, 1862 – August 1, 1863
January 6, 1864 – August 1, 1865
Type Army Corps
Size Corps
Part of Department of Arkansas
Engagements American Civil War
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Two corps of the Union Army were called VII Corps during the American Civil War.

Union Army 1st Division Badge, VII Corps

VII Corps (Department of Virginia)[edit]

This corps was established 22 July 1862 from various Union troops stationed in southeastern Virginia. The corps' main combat action occurred in the spring of 1863, when it faced Confederate troops of James Longstreet's Corps in Suffolk, Virginia. Commanders were:

The corps was discontinued on August 1, 1863, and its troops were transferred to the Eigteenth Corps.[1]

VII Corps (Department of Arkansas)[edit]

After the original VII Corps was deactivated in the summer of 1863, a second VII Corps was formed from troops in the Department of Arkansas. Most of its active service occurred during Steele's Arkansas Expedition. Commanders were:


  • Boatner, Mark M. III, The Civil War Dictionary: Revised Edition, David McKay Company, Inc., 1984.

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