On March 28, 1865, at the request of Major General William T. Sherman, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders No. 51, designating the 14th and 20th Army Corps (formerly of the Army of the Cumberland) as the newly created Army of Georgia.
GENERAL ORDERS No. 51
WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE
Washington, March 28, 1865
By direction of the President, the Fourteenth and Twentieth Army Corps will constitute the Army of Georgia, of which Maj. Gen. H.W. Slocum is assigned to the command.
By order of the Secretary of War:
E.D. TOWNSEND, Assistant Adjutant-General
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