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March 1862 • to April >

Commanded by Major General Nathaniel P. Banks

The 5th Corps was created on March 3, 1862 and announced March 13, 1862.

First Division Brigadier General Alpheus S. Williams
First Brigade Colonel Dudley Donnelly from Banks’ Division
Second Brigade Brigadier General J. J. Abercrombie
Third Brigade Colonel George Gordon
Second Division Brigadier General James Shields
First Brigade Colonel Nathan Kimball from West Virginia, Lander’s Div.
Second Brigade Colonel J. C. Sullivan
Third Brigade Brigadier General Erasmus B. Tyler
Cavalry Command Brigadier General John P. Hatch
1st Maryland Potomac Home Brig.
4th Maryland Potomac Home Brig.