3rd Division Corp Badge


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A corps is made up of two or more divisions that can plan and carry out its own missions, such as in the United States Army.

During the American Civil War, corps badges were originally thought to be the idea of Major General Philip Kearny due to him reprimanding officers that turned out NOT to be under his control. Therefore he ordered his men in his division to wear a square of red cloth on their hats. Later this idea was adopted by Major General Joseph Hooker as a way to identify any soldier from a distance.

Corp badges were traditionally worn on the top of their forage cap, left side of the hat, or over their left chest pocket.

Red represents 1st Division, white represents 2nd Division and blue represents 3rd Division with the different corps having their individual shape. You’ll notice some gaps between corps. This indicates those corps were never established.

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