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General Orders, No. 217 (U.S. War Department) (1864)
On June 25, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 217, assigning Covington, Kentucky to the Northern Department, under the command of Major General Samuel P. Heintzelman. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 211 (U.S. War Department)
On June 15, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 211, announcing a joint resolution extending the Thank Of Congress to Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Bailey for his distinguished service during the Red River Campaign. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 203 (U.S. War Department)
On May 27, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 203 ordering all officers in the Military Division of West Mississippi to obey the orders of Major General Canby. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 201 (U.S. War Department)
On May 16, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 201, assigning Major General Irvin McDowell, to the command of the Department of the Pacific. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 199 (U.S. War Department)
On May 16, 1864, the U.S War Department issued General Orders, No. 119, announcing that Major General Horatio G. Wright, U.S. Volunteers, is assigned to the command of 6th Army Corps. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 144 (U.S. War Department)
On April 4, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 144, announcing several major changes to the U.S. Army corps command structure. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 97 (U.S. War Department)
On March 12, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 97, assigning Major General Lewis Wallace to the command of the Eighth Army Corps, and of the Middle Department, exclusive of Fort Delaware. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 87 (U.S. War Department)
On March 3, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 87, announcing the Congress had revived the grade of lieutenant general in the United States Army. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 68 (U.S. War Department)
On February 22, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 68, announcing a joint resolution extending the Thanks of Congress to William T. Sherman. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 49 (U.S. War Department)
On February 8, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 49, annexing Jeffersonville, Indiana to the Department of the Ohio. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 41 (U.S. War Department)
On February 1, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 41 announcing the Thanks of Congress extended to Nathaniel P. Banks, Ambrose E. Burnside, Joseph Hooker, George G. Meade, Oliver O. Howard, and the officers and soldiers of the Army of the Potomac. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 109 (U.S. War Department)
On August 16, 1862, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 109 announcing the President Abraham Lincoln authorized military commanders to seize property in states in rebellion for military purposes. The order also authorized military leaders to laborers of African descent for military purposes. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 104 (U.S. War Department)
On August 13, 1862, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 104, announcing President Abraham Lincoln's executive order prohibiting citizens liable for the draft from leaving the United States, and suspending the writ of habeas corpus for persons arrested for disloyal practices. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 93 (U.S. War Department)
On August 2, 1862, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 93, announcing appointments to the ranks of major and brigadier. This is a transcript of those appointments. Continue Reading »
Special Orders, Number 230 (U.S. War Department)
On July 7, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued Special Orders, No. 230 relieving Major General Franz Sigel and Major General Julius Stahel from duty in the District of Harper's Ferry. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 200 (U.S. War Department)
On May 19, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 200 announcing that Major General David Hunter was replacing Major General Franz Sigel as commander of the Department of West Virginia. Continue Reading »
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 »

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