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Size of a Company, Regiment, Brigade, Division and a Corps during the Civil War.

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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
NEHGS Online Genealogist

Question: Can you explain to me the size that a "company" and a "regiment" would consist of during the Civil War?

 

Answer:  The following from a military manual from the era gives troop strength as follows: A "Company" consisted of 100 men; "Regiment" consisted of at least ten companies, or 1,000 men; "Brigade" consisted of 4,000 men; "Division" consisted of 12,000 men, and finally a "Corps" consisted of 36,000 men.


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