March 25, 1863
Major-General Ambrose E. Burnside issued General Orders No. 27 on March 25, 1863 taking command of the Department of the Ohio.
GENERAL ORDERS No. 27
Hdqrs. Department of the Ohio
Cincinnati, Ohio, March 25, 1863
Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside, Washington:
In accordance with instructions from the General-in-Chief, the undersigned hereby assumes command of the Department of the Ohio.