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VI Corps, Union Army

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See Corps of the Union Army

"Damn that 6th corps, we meet them wherever we go."[1]
-Confederate Brigadier General John G. Echols


Active= 1862–1865
Type= Army Corps
Size= Corps
Part of= Army of the Potomac and the Army of the Shenandoah
Engagements= American Civil War
Notable commanders= John Sedgwick

The VI Corps (Sixth Army Corps) was a corps of the Union Army during the American Civil War.

1st Brigade, 3rd Division, VI Corps Flag: https://dmna.ny.gov/historic/btlflags/other/1stBrig3rdDiv6thCorps_DesFlags1.htm


Command history

William B. Franklin           May 18, 1862 – November 16, 1862
William F. Smith November 16, 1862 – January 25, 1863
John Newton January 25, 1863 – February 5, 1863
John Sedgwick February 5, 1863 – April 6, 1864
James B. Ricketts April 6, 1864 – April 13, 1864
John Sedgwick April 13, 1864 – May 9, 1864
Horatio G. Wright May 9, 1864 – July 8, 1864
* Horatio G. Wright August 6, 1864 – October 16, 1864
* James B. Ricketts October 16, 1864 – October 19, 1864
* George W. Getty October 19, 1864 – October 19, 1864
* Horatio G. Wright October 19, 1864 – December 6, 1864
Horatio G. Wright December 6, 1864 – January 16, 1865
George W. Getty January 16, 1865 – February 11, 1865
Horatio G. Wright February 11, 1865 – June 28, 1865

The VI Corps was assigned to:

Primary subordinate units were:


For personnel assigned to the VI Corps headquarters unit, or to an unknown or subordinate unit that has no category, add to this category.

For the primary, peacetime category, see:

For more information on the VI Corps during the United States Civil War See:

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