U.S. ARMY CORPS-DIVISION BADGES

The Civil War Era/USA

The Union Army fielded 25 corps. Each Roman-numeraled corps consisted of, at least, three divisions.
The divisions of a corps wore the Corps insignia in different colors on their cap or left breast.
The 1st wore it in red, the 2nd white, the 3rd blue, and if a there were a 4th and a 5th; green and orange. Originally the badges were cut from colored cloth into the various corps shapes and evolved to the intricate badges illustrated.

CORPS DIVISIONS

I

Army of the Potomac

Cloth badges adopted 21 Mar 1863.
I Corps
Examples of late 1865 metal badges.

II

Army of the Potomac

Cloth badges adopted 21 Mar 1863.
II Corps
Examples of late 1865 metal badges.

III

Army of the Potomac

Cloth badges adopted 21 Mar 1863.
III Corps
Examples of late 1865 metal badges.

IV

Army of the Cumberland

Cloth badges adopted 26 Mar 1864.
IV Corps
Examples of late 1865 metal badges.

V

Army of the Potomac

Cloth badges adopted 21 Mar 1863.
V Corps
Examples of late 1865 metal badges.

VI

Army of the Potomac

Cloth badges adopted 21 Mar 1863.
VI Corps
Examples of late 1865 metal badges.

VII

Department of Arkansas

Cloth badges adopted 06 Jan 1865.
VII Corps
Examples of late 1865 metal badges.

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