General Orders, No. 337 (U.S. War Department) (October 16, 1863)

Updated: June 25, 2014

Issued by the U.S. War Department on October 16, 1863, General Orders No. 337 created the Military Division of the Mississippi, which included the Departments of the Ohio, the Cumberland, and the Tennessee.


War Dep't, Adjutant General

Washington, October 16, 1863

  1. By direction of the President of the United States, the Department of the Ohio, of the Cumberland, and of the Tennessee, will constitute the Military Division of the Mississippi.

  2. Major General U.S. Grant U.S. Army, is placed in command of the Military Division of the Mississippi, headquarters in the field.

  3. Major General W.S. Rosecrans, U.S. Volunteers, is relieved from the command of the Department and Army of the Cumberland; Major General G.H. Thomas, is hereby assigned to that command.

By Order of the Secretary of War

E.D. TOWNSEND, Assistant Adjutant General

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