A report on XVI Corps (Union Army)

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Corps of the Union Army during the American Civil War.

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The Siege of Vicksburg

Army of the Tennessee

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Union army in the Western Theater of the American Civil War, named for the Tennessee River.

Union army in the Western Theater of the American Civil War, named for the Tennessee River.

The Siege of Vicksburg
Brigadier General Grant and staff, Cairo, October 1861
Battle of Fort Henry and the movements to Fort Donelson.
Shiloh: Crucible of the Army of the Tennessee
General Henry Wager Halleck
Grant's Operations against Vicksburg
Grant discussing the terms of the capitulation of Vicksburg with defeated Confederate General Pemberton
Major General Sherman, second commander of the Army of the Tennessee
Major General McPherson, third commander of the Army of the Tennessee
Sherman's March to the Sea
Sherman's Carolinas Campaign
General Sherman at war's end with Generals Howard, Logan, Hazen, Davis, Slocum, and Mower; Howard and Logan were the last two commanders of the Army of the Tennessee
Sherman's Atlanta Campaign
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By an order dated December 18, but not fully implemented until somewhat later, Grant's Army of the Tennessee was organized into four corps—the XIII under John McClernand, the XV under W.T. Sherman, the XVI under Stephen A. Hurlbut, and the XVII under Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson.

Major General Dodge sometime after his June 1866 promotion to Maj.Gen

Grenville M. Dodge

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Union Army officer on the frontier and a pioneering figure in military intelligence during the Civil War, who served as Ulysses S. Grant's intelligence chief in the Western Theater.

Union Army officer on the frontier and a pioneering figure in military intelligence during the Civil War, who served as Ulysses S. Grant's intelligence chief in the Western Theater.

Major General Dodge sometime after his June 1866 promotion to Maj.Gen
Dodge circa 1860–1865
Dodge at right center shaking hands with Samuel S. Montague at the Golden Spike Ceremony. Photograph by Andrew J. Russell.
Dodge circa 1860–1865
Dodge's house in Council Bluffs, Iowa

He served in several notable assignments, including command of the XVI Corps during the Atlanta Campaign.

XIII Corps (Union Army)

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Corps of the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Corps of the Union Army during the American Civil War.

In December 1862 it was officially divided into the XIII Corps, XV Corps, XVI Corps and XVII Corps.

Smith during the Civil War

Andrew Jackson Smith

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United States Army general during the American Civil War, rising to the command of a corps.

United States Army general during the American Civil War, rising to the command of a corps.

Smith during the Civil War

Later, he led a division of the XVI Corps in the Red River Campaign of Maj. Gen. Nathaniel Banks.

The Siege of Vicksburg by Kurz and Allison

Siege of Vicksburg

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The final major military action in the Vicksburg campaign of the American Civil War.

The final major military action in the Vicksburg campaign of the American Civil War.

The Siege of Vicksburg by Kurz and Allison
The Siege of Vicksburg - Assault on Fort Hill by Thure de Thulstrup
May 19 assaults on Vicksburg
Statue of General Grant at Vicksburg National Military Park
Statue of General Grant at Vicksburg National Military Park
May 22 assaults on Vicksburg
Siege of Vicksburg. Corps and division commanders are shown for the period June 23 – July 4.
Heavy artillery pieces that were used by the Union in order to force the besieged city and its defenders into surrender
"Whistling Dick" was the name given to this Confederate 18-pounder because of the peculiar noise made by its projectiles. It was part of the defensive batteries facing the Mississippi River at Vicksburg. On May 28, 1863, its fire sank USS Cincinnati.
Fighting at the crater at the Third Louisiana Redan
Shirley's House, also known as the White House, during the siege of Vicksburg, 1863. Union troops of Logan's division set about as engineers and sappers to undermine Confederate fortifications but they had to stay under cover for fear of Confederate sharpshooters.
Troops of John A. Logan's division enter Vicksburg on July 4
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Grant's operations against Vicksburg 
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XVI Corps (detachment), under Maj. Gen. Cadwallader C. Washburn;

Stephen A. Hurlbut

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Attorney and politician, who commanded the U.S. Army of the Gulf in the American Civil War.

Attorney and politician, who commanded the U.S. Army of the Gulf in the American Civil War.

General Hurlbut

Hurlbut commanded XVI Corps from his headquarters at Memphis, Tennessee.

Union Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman and his staff in the trenches outside of Atlanta

Atlanta campaign

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Series of battles fought in the Western Theater of the American Civil War throughout northwest Georgia and the area around Atlanta during the summer of 1864.

Series of battles fought in the Western Theater of the American Civil War throughout northwest Georgia and the area around Atlanta during the summer of 1864.

Union Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman and his staff in the trenches outside of Atlanta
ATLANTA CAMPAIGN, Union advance: Chattanooga to Etowah (May 7–19, 1864).
ATLANTA CAMPAIGN, Union advance: Etowah River to Jonesboro (May 23 – September 2, 1864).
ATLANTA CAMPAIGN: Atlanta and Vicinity (Summer 1864).
The Siege of Atlanta by Thure de Thulstrup (c. 1888)
Palisades and chevaux-de-frise in front of the Ponder House, Atlanta, Georgia, 1864
Ruins of Rolling Mill and railroad cars destroyed by rebels on evacuation of Atlanta, Ga.
Roundhouse in Atlanta, following extensive damage from the Atlanta Campaign. Digitally restored albumen print, 1866.
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Map of the Atlanta Campaign (May 7 – September 2, 1864).
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Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson's Army of the Tennessee (Sherman's army under Grant in 1863), including the corps of Maj. Gen. John A. Logan (XV Corps), Maj. Gen. Grenville M. Dodge (XVI Corps), and Maj. Gen. Frank P. Blair, Jr. (XVII Corps). When McPherson was killed at the Battle of Atlanta, Maj. Gen. Oliver O. Howard replaced him.

Banks's army crossing the Cane River, March 31, 1864

Red River campaign

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Major Union offensive campaign in the Trans-Mississippi theater of the American Civil War, which took place from March 10 to May 22, 1864.

Major Union offensive campaign in the Trans-Mississippi theater of the American Civil War, which took place from March 10 to May 22, 1864.

Banks's army crossing the Cane River, March 31, 1864
Halleck's Plan for the expedition
Maj. Gen. Nathaniel P. Banks, commander of the Department of the Gulf
Gen. E. Kirby Smith, commander of the Trans-Mississippi Department
A. J. Smith's and Porter's expedition starting from Vicksburg for the Red River
Banks's unsuccessful 1864 campaign, which culminated in his defeat at the battle of Mansfield; blue arrows indicate the movement of Banks's forces, red those of Kirby Smith's forces
Attack on Banks's advance guard at Sabine Crossroads, April 8, 1864
Battle of Pleasant Hill, April 9, 1864
Mississippi River Squadron on the Red River
Bailey's Dam at Alexandria, Louisiana
Dick Taylor in later years

Detachment of the 16th and 17th Army Corps (Brigadier-General Andrew J. Smith)

Battle of Atlanta, by Kurz and Allison (1888)

Battle of Atlanta

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Battle of the Atlanta Campaign fought during the American Civil War on July 22, 1864, just southeast of Atlanta, Georgia.

Battle of the Atlanta Campaign fought during the American Civil War on July 22, 1864, just southeast of Atlanta, Georgia.

Battle of Atlanta, by Kurz and Allison (1888)
Palisades and chevaux de frise in front of the Potter (or Pondor) House, Atlanta, Georgia, 1864
ATLANTA CAMPAIGN: Atlanta and Vicinity (Summer 1864).
A sketch of the Battle of Atlanta, July 22, 1864.
Confederate sappers constructed a number of artillery emplacements covering the avenues of approach to Atlanta. The artillery in this fortification overlooks Peachtree Street.
Ruins of Atlanta Union Depot after burning by Sherman's troops, 1864
Georgia Historical Marker for the surrender of Atlanta
The Potter (or Ponder) House in Atlanta housed Confederate sharpshooters until Union artillery made a special target of it
Map of Atlanta Battlefield core and study areas by the American Battlefield Protection Program

Within Sherman's army, the XV Corps was commanded by Maj. Gen. John A. Logan, the XVI Corps was commanded by Maj. Gen. Grenville M. Dodge, and Maj. Gen. Frank P. Blair Jr. commanded the XVII Corps.

Battle of Nashville,
Chromolithograph by Kurz & Allison, 1888

Battle of Nashville

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Two-day battle in the Franklin-Nashville Campaign that represented the end of large-scale fighting west of the coastal states in the American Civil War.

Two-day battle in the Franklin-Nashville Campaign that represented the end of large-scale fighting west of the coastal states in the American Civil War.

Battle of Nashville,
Chromolithograph by Kurz & Allison, 1888
Kentucky-Northern Tennessee, 1864.
Southern Tennessee-Alabama, 1864.
On December 7, 1864 the USS Neosho engaged the Confederate batteries at Bell's Bend. This sketch shows the ironclad moving upstream, firing on the batteries on the north bank.
Col. Sylvester Hill was killed by Confederate artillery fire from Redoubt No. 2, just as his men overran Confederate Redoubt No. 3 on the Confederate left flank.
Federal outer line, December 16, 1864
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Map of the Franklin–Nashville Campaign
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Battle of Nashville, December 15–16, 1864.
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By and large, his troops were veterans, the IV Corps under Brig. Gen. Thomas J. Wood and Schofield's XXIII Corps having fought in the Atlanta campaign and Maj. Gen. Andrew J. Smith's "Detachment of the Army of the Tennessee" (a part of the recently discontinued XVI Corps had been redesignated with this unusual name on December 6) having fought at Vicksburg, in the Red River Campaign, at Tupelo against S.D. Lee and Nathan Bedford Forrest, and in Missouri against Sterling Price.