General Orders, No. 2 (Headquarters of the Army) (January 7, 1862)

Updated: December 02, 2014

On January 7, 1862, Major General George B. McClellan issued General Orders, No. 2 creating the Department of North Carolina and naming Brigadier General Ambrose E. Burnside as commander.

General Orders, No. 2

Headq'rs of the Army, Adj't General's Office
Washington, January 7, 1862

The State of North Carolina will hereafter constitute a separate military command, known as the department of North Carolina, under the command of Brigadier General Burnside.

By Command of Major General McClellan:

L. THOMAS,
Adjutant General

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