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    I Corp



    The First Corps, Army of Northern Virginia (or Longstreet's Corps) was a military unit fighting for the Confederate States of America in the American Civil War. It was formed in early 1861 and served until the spring of 1865, mostly in the Eastern Theater. The corps was commanded by James Longstreet for most of its existence.

    The corps fought in nearly all of the major battles in the Eastern Theater, such as Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, The Wilderness, Cold Harbor, and the Siege of Petersburg. The corps also fought in Tennessee and performed important forage service in Suffolk, Virginia. It was disbanded shortly following Gen. Robert E. Lee's surrender to Union forces on April 9, 1865.

    Origins
    On June 1, 1862, Robert E. Lee took command of the Army of the Potomac following Johnston's wounding during Battle of Seven Pines, and shortly afterwards this army would be known as the Army of Northern Virginia. Lee re-organized the army as two "wings" (corps were not legally allowed by the Confederate Congress until September 18), with Lt. Gen. James Longstreet in charge of the Right Wing and Lt. Gen.Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson in charge of the Left Wing. With the authorization of corps later that year, the Right Wing was redesignated as the First Corps. At this time, Longstreet's corps contained twenty-one brigades organized into five divisions under major generals Lafayette McLaws, Richard H. Anderson, George E. Pickett, and John B. Hood, and Brigadier General Robert Ransom, Jr.





















    4th Texas Infantry |

    33rd Virginia Infantry |

    8th Virginia Infantry |

    3rd Arkansas Skirmishers



    Rowan's Artillery












    5th Texas Infantry |

    15th Georgia Infantry |

    3rd Alabama Skirmishers



    Richmond Howitzers, 1st Company












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    4th Texas - Col. Lord Drax, Maj. Broos
    5th Texas - Col. James, Cpt. Bob
    33rd Virginia - LtCol. Hound4, Maj. Jordi
    15th Georgia Infantry Regiment: MAJ Ace
    8th Virginia - Maj. Moon, Cpt. Dogface
    3rd Arkansas - Cpt. Wilson
    3rd Alabama - Cpt. Jolene, 1st Lt. George
    Rowan’s Artillery (North Carolina): CPT Dab
    Richmond Howitzers (Artillery) - Cpt. Dutch, Cpt. George, 1st Lt. Danish_Raven








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    Posts merged. Please avoid triple positing in the future pal, it's unnecessary.
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    PARROTT CANNON

    One famous U.S. inventor was a former West Point graduate and ordnance officer named Robert Parker Parrott. Robert Parker Parrott In 1836, Parrott resigned his rank of captain and went to work for the West Point Foundry at Cold Spring, New York. This foundry was a civilian operated business and Parrott, as a superintendent, was able to dedicate some forty years perfecting a rifled cannon and a companion projectile. By 1860, he had patented a new method of attaching the reinforcing band on the breech of a gun tube. Although he was not the first to attach a band to a tube, he was the first to use a method of rotating the tube while slipping the band on hot. This rotation, while cooling, caused the band to attach itself in place uniformly rather than in one or two places as was the common method, which allowed the band to sag in place. The 10-pounder Parrott was patented in 1861 and the 20- and 30-pounder guns followed in 1861. He quickly followed up these patents by producing 6.4-, 8-, and 10-inch caliber cannons early in the war. The Army referred to these as 100, 200, and 300-pounder Parrotts respectively. By the end of the conflict the Parrott gun was being used extensively in both armies
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    Very Christmas everone!
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    Great to work together with the Richmond Howitzers!

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    The Independent Brigade is grown into a force to be reckoned with!

    3 Infantry companies
    2 Batteries
    1 Cavalry unit

    A vastly different Brigade structure and leadership then you see elsewhere on this forum.
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    A Brigade?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koxxus View Post
    A Brigade?
    Yes indeed
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    Good to know that you left us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koxxus View Post
    Good to know that you left us.
    Did not leave, our cannons can still support other companies and brigades, where a support factor on all of this and on the same side. Yes I do promote this brigade that is forming up. I like the structure very much. Does not mean our company will not support others on the field.
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