June 25, 1864
On June 25, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 217, assigning Covington, Kentucky to the Northern Department, under the command of Major General Samuel P. Heintzelman.
General Orders, No. 217
War Department, Adjutant General's Office
Washington, June 25, 1864
Covington, Kentucky, and the country around it, within a, radius of ten miles, is added to the Northern Department, under command of Major General Heintzelman.
BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR:
Assistant Adjutant General.