XVII Corps (ACW)
XVII Corps was a
corpsof the Union Armyduring the American Civil War. It was organized December 18, 1862as part of Ulysses S. Grant's Army of the Tennessee, commanded by Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson. It served in the Western Theater.
Vicksburg Campaignwas the XVII Corps' first operation. It fought the Battle of Raymondand captured Jackson alongside William T. Sherman's XV Corps. On May 16, 1863it 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.
* [http://www.civilwararchive.com/CORPS/17thcorp.htm XVII Corps history]
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