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Special Orders, No. 223 (Headquarters of the Army)
On September 5, 1862, the U.S. War Department issued Special Orders, No. 223, announcing that Joseph Hooker was assigned to command of the 5th Army Corps and that Fitz John Porter, William B. Franklin, and Charles Griffin were relieved of their commands. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 74 (Department of the Susquehanna)
On December 1, 1864, Darius N. Couch announced that he was relinquishing command of the Department of the Susquehanna at the request of Ulysses S. Grant. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 293 (U.S. War Department)
On December 1, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 293, announcing that the Department of the Susquehanna was becoming the Department of Pennsylvania. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 97 (U.S. War Department) (1865)
On May 26, 1865, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 97, announcing numerous appointments, promotions, resignations, and casualties. This is an extract of changes affecting the ranks of major general and brigadier general. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 67 (U.S. Department of War)
On April 16, 1865, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 67, announcing that Andrew Johnson had assumed the office of President of the United States. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 66 (U.S. War Department)
On April 16, 1865, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 66, announcing the death of President Abraham Lincoln. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 65 (U.S. War Department)
On April 16, 1865, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 65, announcing that Henry Halleck was assigned to command the Department of Virginia and that Edward O.C. Ord was assigned to command the Department of the South. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 1 (U.S. War Department)
On January 7, 1865, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 1, announcing that President Abraham Lincoln had relieved Benjamin Butler of command of the Department of North Carolina. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 3 (U.S. War Department)
On January 14, 1865, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 3, announcing that William T. Sherman and the officers and soldiers of his command, had received the Thanks of Congress for their gallant conduct in their movement through Georgia. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 294 (U.S. War Department)
On December 2, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 294, announcing that Grenville M. Dodge had replaced William S. Rosecrans as commander of the Department of the Missouri. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 290 (U.S. War Department)
On November 29, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 290, announcing that John J. Reynolds had replaced Frederick Steele as commander of the 7th Army Corps. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 282 (U.S. War Department)
On November 14, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 282, announcing the resignation of George B. McClellan and the appointment of Philip H. Sheridan as Major General. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 263 (U.S. War Department)
On September 28, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 263, announcing that Joseph Hooker was replacing Samuel P. Heintzelman as commander of the Northern Department. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 259 (U.S. War Department)
On September 21, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 259, appointing Philip H. Sheridan as commander of the Middle Military Division. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 256 (U.S. War Department)
On September 15, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 256, announcing numerous appointments, promotions, resignations, and casualties. This is an extract of changes affecting the ranks of major general and brigadier general. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 248 (U.S. War Department)
On August 30, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 248, replacing David Hunter with George Crook as commander of the Department of West Virginia. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 238 (U.S. War Department)
On July 30, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 238, appointing Oliver O. Howard to command the Army and Department of the Tennessee, Henry Slocum to replace Joseph Hooker as commander of the 20th Army Corps, and David Stanley to command the 4th Army Corps. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 237 (U.S. War Department)
On July 28, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 237 appointing Lew Wallace to command the 8th Army Corps. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 236 (U.S. War Department)
On July 28, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 236, announcing that Ulysses S. Grant replaced William F. Smith with Edward Ord as commander of the 18th Army Corps. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 234 (U.S. War Department)
On July 25, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 234, assigning Brevet Major General George Crook to command the Department of West Virginia. Continue Reading »

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