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General Orders, No. 57 (U.S. War Department) (1861)

August 15, 1861

Issued by the U.S. War Department on August 15, 1861, General Orders Number 57 created the Department of the Cumberland.


War Department, Adjutant-General’s Office,

Washington, August 15, 1861

The States of Kentucky and Tennessee will, in future, constitute a separate military command, to be known as the Department of the Cumberland, under the command of Brigadier-General Robert Anderson, U. S. Army.

By Order:

L. THOMAS, Adjutant- General.

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