December 24, 1862
On December 24, 1862, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 214, appointing Major General John G. Foster to command the 18th Army Corps.
General Orders, No. 214
War Dep't, Adjutant General's Office
Washington, December 24, 1862
By direction of the President, the troops in North Carolina will constitute the Eighteenth Army Corps, and Major General J.G. Foster is assigned to the command.
By Order of the Secretary of War:
L. THOMAS, Adjutant General