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General Orders, No. 1 (U.S. War Department) (1864)
On January 1, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 1 assigning Samuel R. Curtis to command the re-created Department of Kansas. Continue Reading »
Stanley, David S.
Major General David S. Stanley was a prominent Union officer and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, who served as commander of the 4th Army Corps in the Western Theater of the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
General Orders Indexed by Date
Below is an annotated list of Civil War executive, general, and special orders related to entries in Ohio Civil War Central. The list is indexed by date. Click on any link to view a transcript of the selected document. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 34 (U.S. War Department) (1892)
On June 1, 1892, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 34 announcing Brigadier General David S. Stanley's retirement from the United States Army. Continue Reading »
Couch, Darius Nash
Darius N. Couch was a prominent Union general during the American Civil War, who served as a corps commander with the Army of the Potomac in the Eastern Theater and as a division commander with the 23rd Army Corps in the Western Theater. Continue Reading »
Sickles, Daniel E.
Daniel Sickles was a Congressman, United States diplomat, and prominent Union Civil War general, who was infamous for his disreputable lifestyle before, during, and after the War Between the States. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 18 (Headquarters of the Army)
On October 24, 1861, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 18 replacing Major General John C. Fremont with Major General David Hunter as commander of the Western Department, by direction of President Abraham Lincoln. Continue Reading »
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 Indexed Alpha-numerically
Below is an annotated list of Civil War executive, general, and special orders related to entries in Ohio Civil War Central. The list is indexed alpha-numerically. Click on any link to view a transcript of the selected document. 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 »

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