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General Orders, No. 34 (U.S. War Department) (1864)
On January 28, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 34, naming Major General John M. Schofield to replace retiring Major General John G. Foster as commander of the Department of the Ohio. The order also assigned Major General George Stoneman to command of 23d Army Corps. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 28 (U.S. War Department)
On January 22, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 28, replacing Major General John M. Schofield with Major General Willaim S. Rosecrans as commander of the Department of the Missouri. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 17 (U.S. War Department)
On January 12, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 17, placing Major General Samuel P. Heintzelman in charge of the newly created Northern Department. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 26 (U.S. War Department)
On February 2, 1863, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 134 placing Major General Samuel P. Heintzelman in command of the newly created Department of Washington. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 57 (U.S. War Department) (1863)
On March 9, 1863, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 57, replacing Major General Samuel R. Curtis with Major General Edwin V. Sumner as commander of the Department of the Missouri. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 96 (U.S. War Department) (1863)
On April 15, 1863, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 96, announcing President Abraham Lincoln's appointment of eight corps commanders. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 121 (U.S. War Department)
On May 13, 1863, the U.S, War Department issued General Orders, No 121, replacing Major General Samuel R. Curtis with Major General John M. Schofield as commander of the Department of the Missouri. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 169 (U.S. War Department)
On June 8, 1863, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No 169, organizing the 23rd Army Corps commanded by Major General George L. Hartsuff. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 172 (U.S. War Department)
On June 9, 1983, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 172, creating the Department of the Monongahela and the Department of the Susquehanna. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 214 (U.S. Department of War) (1863)
On July 10, 1863, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 214, announcing that Major General Edward O.C. Ord had replaced Major General John A. McClernand as commander of the 13th Army Corps. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 217 (U.S. Department of War)
On July 15, 1863, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 217, announcing that the Departments of Virginia and North Carolina had been merged under the command of Major General John G. Foster. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 218 (U.S. Department of War)
On July 16, 1863, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 218 announcing that Brigadier General Quincy A. Gillmore had replaced Major General David Hunter as commander of the 10th Army Corps. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 349 (U.S. Department of War)
On October 27, 1863, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 349, announcing that Major General William T. Sherman was appointed to the command of the Department and Army of the Tennessee, and that Major General John A. Logan was appointed to the command of the 15th Army Corps. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 398 (U.S. Department of War)
On December 21, 1863, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 398 announcing that Major General Ulysses S. Grant had received the Thanks of Congress. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 9 (U.S. War Department)
On January 9, 1863, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 9, dividing the Army of the Cumberland into three army corps. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 316 (U.S. War Department)
On September 18, 1863, the US War Department issued General Orders, No. 316, announcing wholesale appointments to fill the ranks of general officers for the volunteer army. This is a transcript of the appointments to the ranks of major general and brigadier general. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 181 (U.S. War Department)
On November 1, 1862, the US War Department issued General Orders, No. 181, announcing wholesale appointments to fill the ranks of general officers for the volunteer army. This is a transcript of the appointments to the ranks of major general and brigadier general. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 141 (U.S. War Department)
On September 25, 1862, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 141, announcing President Abraham Lincoln's proclamation suspending the writ of habeas corpus for people in rebellion against the United States. Continue Reading »
Order To Prevent Evasion Of Military Duty And For The Suppression of Disloyal Practices
On August 8, 1862, Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, under the authority of President Abraham Lincoln, issued an order making it it illegal of men eligible for conscription to leave the United States and suspending the constitutionally guaranteed writ of habeas corpus for persons accused of disloyal activites. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 214 (U.S. Department of War) (1862)
On December 24, 1862, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 214, appointing Major General John G. Foster to command the 18th Army Corps. Continue Reading »

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