December 27, 1863
On December 27, 1863, General Joseph E. Johnston issued General Orders, No. 1 (AoT) announcing that he was assuming command of the Army of Tennessee.
GENERAL ORDERS,;;;; No. 1.
December 27, 1863.
In obedience to the orders of His Excellency the President, the undersigned has the honor to assume command of the Army of Tennessee.
J. E. JOHNSTON,