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Move to Corps (Military)[edit]

I'd like to move this page to Corps (Military) and make this a disambiguation page due to the different meanings of the word Corps which already have pages of their own - any opposing views? --Anarch 11:46, 25 Jun 2004 (UTC)

If you look at the "links here", you'll see that all of the scores of references are to the military meaning, which argues that the military meaning should "own" the unmodified term, and that all the others should connect through a Corps (disambiguation) page, similar to how we handle topics like London and Paris. Stan 15:16, 25 Jun 2004 (UTC)
Convinced. --Anarch 21:07, 25 Jun 2004 (UTC)

USSR entry[edit]

Should the Soviet Union's subentry here be alphebetized, or should it be left tagged on the end since it does not exist any more? And does Russia now continue the old Soviet military doctrine and structure? Or should this entry be renamed "Russia" or "Russian Federation", as the main "inheritor" of the old USSR, with a caveat in the text as "under the old Soviet regime" or some such? SigPig 17:15, 26 March 2006 (UTC)

Civil War Corps[edit]

Although designated with numbers that are sometimes the same as modern U.S. Army corps, there is no direct lineage between the 43 U.S. corps of the Civil War and those with similar names in the 20th century

43 Corps in the Civil War? I only know 25 (and some Cavalry Corps, of course). —Preceding unsigned comment added by Shimgray (talkcontribs)

You can find a list of corps in
  • Eicher, John H., and Eicher, David J., Civil War High Commands, Stanford University Press, 2001, ISBN 0-8047-3641-3. (pp. 857-64)
The highest numbered infantry corps was the XXV, but there were seven cavalry corps and some of the lower numbered infantry corps had multiple instances across the armies, primarily during the early days of the war. Not all of these corps were in existence simultaneously. Hal Jespersen 23:37, 27 May 2007 (UTC)

History of the term "corps" in military use[edit]

Aside from mention of the use of corps during the American Civil War, much of the article seems to be centered around the 1900s, particularly WW2. Did the use of the term "corps" for administrative units preceed its use for combat formations? Earliest use of the term "corps" as a combat formation I can think of is during the Napoleonic Wars, but etymology.com lists use of the term by the French as corps d'armée during the 1500s and modern use of the term starting 1704.[1] Anyone else have more book suggestions for researching this? --Edward Sandstig 20:41, 22 August 2006 (UTC)

Example's[edit]

Why is Pakistan the only example given here? i think there should either be more examples or it should be organised differently. 62.194.170.62 21:29, 8 September 2006 (UTC)

Command of a Corps[edit]

How can the US Army have 4 corps and 6 4-star generals, but consider a corps only a 3-star command? 69.12.155.64 23:14, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

Well, the 4 stars are used for various staff positions - one of the JCS and a few in various "Joint Commands" (which are lucky if they have one Army Corps in them), then a few elsewhere. There are a few dozen Lieutenant Generals, most of which also serve in various staffs. This kind of thing has caused criticism from some that there are too many generals (and officers) in the US Army's repetoire. Kazuaki Shimazaki 01:12, 2 May 2007 (UTC)

Caps[edit]

Why is corps a proper noun (assume that's why it's capitalised throughout)? jimfbleak (talk) 18:47, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

Don't understand why it was changed either. I only see "corps" capitalized when it's found at the start of the sentence or when it indicates a specific corps. --Edward Sandstig (talk) 08:19, 16 July 2008 (UTC)


the Patent Examining Corps is called that in US Government documents. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 205.56.181.196 (talk) 07:20, 31 August 2011 (UTC)

Pronunciation?[edit]

The article gives the pronunciation as 'corpse' but I've always heard it pronounced 'core'.

Dictionary.com and Wiktionary both seem to have it pronounced as 'core'.User:Boreas74 Talk 21:03, 21 January 2013 (UTC)