XVII Corps (ACW)

XVII Corps was a corps of the Union Army during the American Civil War. It was organized December 18, 1862 as part of Ulysses S. Grant's Army of the Tennessee, commanded by Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson. It served in the Western Theater.

Vicksburg Campaign

Grant's Vicksburg Campaign was the XVII Corps' first operation. It fought the Battle of Raymond and captured Jackson alongside William T. Sherman's XV Corps. On May 16, 1863 it bore the brunt of the fighting in the Battle of Champion Hill. During the Siege of Vicksburg, it formed the center of the Union forces.

External links

* [http://www.civilwararchive.com/CORPS/17thcorp.htm XVII Corps history]

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