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Special Orders, No. 22 (CSA)

June 1, 1862 On June 1, 1862, Robert E. Lee issued Special Orders, No. 22, taking command of Confederate troops in Eastern Virginia and … Read more

Special Orders, No. 223 (Headquarters of the Army)

September 5, 1862 On September 5, 1862, the U.S. War Department issued Special Orders, No. 223, announcing that Joseph Hooker was assigned to command … Read more

Special Orders, No. 230 (U.S. War Department)

July 7, 1864 On July 7, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued Special Orders, No. 230 relieving Major General Franz Sigel and Major General … Read more

Special Orders, No. 249 (Headquarters of the Army)

June 3, 1863 On June 3, 1863, the Department of the Army issued Special Orders, No. 249 replacing Major General David Hunter with Brigadier … Read more

Special Orders, No. 36 (Headquarters, Armies of the United States)

June 17, 1864 On June 17, 1864, Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant issued Special Orders, No. 36 (Armies of the United States) announcing that … Read more

Special Orders, No. 486 (AOP/CSA)

November 4, 1861 On November 4, 1861, General Joseph E. Johnston issued Special Orders, No. 486, ordering Major General Thomas J. Jackson to take … Read more

Special Orders, No. 95 (Virginia Forces)

May 21, 1861 On May 21, 1861, Robert E. Lee, commander of Virginia's forces, issued Special Orders, No. 95, assigning Brigadier General Milledge Luke … Read more

Special Orders, No.–(CSA)

July 21, 1861 On July 21, 1861, Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston issued an unnumbered special order approving Brigadier General P.G.T. Beauregard's plan of … Read more

Stonewall Brigade

June 1861–May 1864 Populated by recruits from Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, and originally commanded by Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson, the Stonewall Brigade participated in nearly … Read more

Thomas Jonathon Jackson

January 21, 1824 – May 10, 1863 Aside from Robert E. Lee, Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson was the most celebrated of all Confederate commanders … Read more