General Orders, No. 316 (U.S. War Department) (September 18, 1863)

Updated: November 18, 2014

On September 18, 1863, the US War Department issued General Orders, No. 316, announcing wholesale appointments to fill the ranks of general officers for the volunteer army. This is a transcript of the appointments to the ranks of major general and brigadier general.

General Orders, No. 316.

War Department, Adjutant General's Office,
Washington, September 18, 1863

Promotions and appointments in the Army of the United States, made by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, and by the President alone, since the publication of General Orders No. 181, of November 1, 1862, and up to July 1, 1863. Those made by the President alone are designated by a star.

III.— APPOINTMENTS MADE IN THE VOLUNTEER FORCE CALLED INTO SERVICE UNDER THE ACTS APPROVED JULY 22 AND 25, 1861 ; JULY 17, 1862, AND JULY 5, 1838.

General Officers.

To be Major Generals.

Brigadier General Samuel P. Heintzelman, of the United States Volunteers, May 5, 1862, instead of July 4, 1862, as announced in "G. O." No. 93, of August 2, 1862.

Brigadier General Erasmus D. Keyes, of the United States Volunteers, May 5, 1862, instead of July 4, 1862, as announced in "G. O." No. 93, of August 2, 1862.

Brigadier General Joseph Hooker, of the United States Volunteers, May 5, 1862, instead of July 4, 1862, as announced in " G. 0." No. 181, of November 1, 1862.

Brigadier General Silas Casey, of the United States Volunteers, May 31, 1862.

Brigadier General Joseph K. F. Mansfield, of the United States Army, July 18, 1862, (since died of wounds received in battle.)

Brigadier General Isaac I. Stevens, of the United States Volunteers, July 18, 1862, (since killed in battle.)

Brigadier General Christopher C. Augur, of the United States Volunteers, August 9, 1862.

Brigadier General Charles S. Hamilton, of the United States Volunteers, September 19, 1862, (since resigned.)

Brigadier General Benjamin M. Prentiss, of the United States Volunteers, November 29, 1862.

Brigadier General George Stoneman, of the United States Volunteers, November 29, 1862.

Brigadier General John F. Reynolds, of the United States Volunteers, November 19, 1862.

Brigadier General George G. Meade, of the United States Volunteers, November 29, 1862.

Brigadier General Oliver O. Howard, of the United States Volunteers, November 29, 1862.

Brigadier General Daniel E. Sickles, of the United States Volunteers, November 29, 1862.

Brigadier General Robert H. Milroy, of the United States Volunteers, November 29, 1862.

Brigadier General Daniel Butterfield, of the United States Volunteers, November 29, 1862.

Brigadier General Winfield S. Hancock, of the United States Volunteers, November 29, 1862.

Brigadier General George Sykes, of the United States Volunteers, November 29, 1862.

Brigadier General William H. French, of the United States Volunteers, November 29, 1862.

Brigadier General David S. Stanley, of the United States Volunteers, November 29, 1862.

Brigadier General James S. Negley, of the United States Volunteers, November 29, 1862.

Brigadier General John M. Palmer, of the United States Volunteers, November 29, 1862.

Brigadier General Frederick Steele, of the United States Volunteers, November 29, 1862.

Brigadier General Abner Doubleday, of the United States Volunteers, November 29, 1862.

Brigadier General Napoleon J. T. Dana, of the United States Volunteers, November 29, 1862.

Brigadier General Hiram G. Berry, of the United States Volunteers, November 29, 1862, (since killed in battle.)

Brigadier General Richard J. Oglesby, of the United States Volunteers, November 29, 1862.

Brigadier General John A. Logan, of the United States Volunteers, November 29, 1862.

Brigadier General James G. Blunt, of the United States Volunteers, November 29, 1862.

Brigadier General George L. Hartsuff, of the United States Volunteers, November 29, 1862.

Brigadier General Cadwalader C. Washburne, of the United States Volunteers, November 29, 1862.

Brigadier General Francis J. Herron, of the United States Volunteers, November 29, 1862.

Brigadier General Frank P. Blair, of the United States Volunteers, November 29, 1862,

Brigadier General Joseph J. Reynolds, of the United States Volunteers, November 29, 1862.

Brigadier General Philip H. Sheridan, of the United States Volunteers, December 31, 1862.

Brigadier General Julius H. Stahel, of the United States Volunteers, March 14, 1863.

Brigadier General Carl Schurz, of the United States Volunteers, March 14, 1863.

*Brigadier General John Newton, of the United States Volunteers, March 30, 1863.

*Brigadier General Amiel W. Whipple, of the United States Volunteers, May 3, 1863, (since died of wounds received in battle.)

*Brigadier General Gouverneur K. Warren, of the United States Volunteers, May 3, 1863.

*Brigadier General John M. Schofield, of the United States Volunteers, May 12, 1863.

*Brigadier General David D. Birney, of the United States Volunteers, May 23, 1863.

*Brigadier General William T. H. Brooks, of the United States Volunteers, June 10, 1863.

*Brigadier General Alfred Pleasonton, of the United States Volunteers, June 22, 1863.

To be Brigadier Generals.

J. J. Bartlett, of New York, October 4, 1862.

Lieutenant Colonel Alfred W. Ellet, Additional Aide-de-Camp, November 1, 1862.

Colonel Edwin H. Stoughton, of the Fourth Vermont Volunteers, November 5, 1862, (since expired by constitutional limitation.)

Colonel George L. Andrews, of the Second Massachusetts Volunteers, November 10, 1862.

Colonel Clinton B. Fisk, of the Thirty-third Missouri Volunteers, November 24, 1862.

Colonel Henry B. Carrington, of the Eighteenth Infantry, November 29, 1862.

Lieutenant Colonel Robert C. Buchanan, of the Fourth Infantry, November 29, 1862, (since expired by constitutional limitation.)

Lieutenant Colonel James A. Hardie, Additional Aide-de-Camp, Captain Fifth Artillery, November 29, 1862, (since revoked.)

Lieutenant Colonel William Hays, Additional Aide-de-Camp, Captain Second Artillery, November 29, 1862.

Major John H. King, of the Fifteenth Infantry, November 29, 1862.

Major Israel Vogdes, of the First Artillery, November 29, 1862.

Major Adam J. Slemmer, of the Sixteenth Infantry, November 29, 1862.

Major David A. Russell, of the Eighth Infantry, November 29, 1862.

Captain Lewis C. Hunt, of the Fourth Infantry, November 29, 1862.

Captain Thomas H. Neill, of the Fifth Infantry, November 29, 1862.

Captain Thomas G. Pitcher, of the Eighth Infantry, November 29, 1862.

Captain Thomas W. Sweeny, of the Second Infantry, November 29, 1862.

Captain Frank Wheaton, of the Fourth Cavalry, November 29, 1862.

Captain William P. Carlin, of the Sixth Infantry, November 29, 1862.

Captain John S. Mason, of the Eleventh Infantry, November 29, 1862.

Captain Romeyn B. Ayers, of the Fifth Artillery, November 29, 1862.

Captain Richard Arnold, of the Fifth Artillery, November 29, 1862.

Captain David McM. Gregg, of the Sixth Cavalry, November 29, 1862.

Captain William B. Hazen, of the Eighth Infantry, November 29, 1862.

Captain Robert O. Tyler, Assistant Quartermaster United States Army, November 29, 1862.

Captain James St. C. Morton, of the Corps of Engineers, November 29, 1862.

Captain Joseph A. Mower, of the First Infantry, November 29, 1862.

Captain Alfred T. A. Torbert, of the Fifth Infantry, November 29, 1862.

First Lieutenant Orlando M. Poe, of the Topographical Engineers, November 29, 1862, (since expired by constitutional limitation.)

First Lieutenant George C. Strong, of the Ordnance Department, November 29, 1862.

Colonel Isham N. Haynie, of the Forty-eighth Illinois Volunteers, November 29, 1862, (since expired by constitutional limitation.)

Colonel D. Stuart, of the Fifty-fifth Illinois Volunteers, November 29, 1862, (since negated by the Senate.)

Colonel John F. Farnsworth, of the Eighth Illinois Volunteers, November 29, 1862, (since resigned.)

Colonel F. S. Stumbaugh, of the Seventy-seventh Pennsylvania Volunteers, November 29, 1862, (since revoked.)

Colonel Charles T. Campbell of the Fifty-seventh Pennsylvania Volunteers, November 29, 1862, (since expired by constitutional limitation, and since appointed.)

Colonel William H. Lytle, of the Tenth Ohio Volunteers, November 29, 1862.

Colonel Gilman Marston, of the Second New Hampshire Volunteers, November 29, 1862.

Colonel Michael K. Lawler, of the Eighteenth Illinois Volunteers, November 29, 1862.

Colonel George D. Wagner, of the Fifteenth Indiana Volunteers, November 29, 1862.

Colonel William Dwight, of the Seventieth New York Volunteers, November 29, 1862.

Colonel Lysander Cutler, of the Sixth Wisconsin Volunteers, November 29, 1862.

Colonel James W. McMillin, of the Twenty-first Indiana Volunteers, November 29, 1862.

Colonel Sullivan A. Meredith, of the Fifty-sixth Pennsylvania Volunteers, November 29, 1862.

Colonel Joseph F. Knipe, of the Forty-sixth Pennsylvania Volunteers, November 29, 1862.

Colonel E. W. Hinks, of the Nineteenth Massachusetts Volunteers, November 29, 1862.

*Colonel Joshua T. Owens, of the Sixty -ninth Pennsylvania Volunteers, November 29, 18G2.

Colonel John D. Stevenson, of the Seventh Missouri Volunteers, November 29, 1862.

Colonel James Barnes, of the Eighteenth Massachusetts Volunteers, November 29, 1882.

Colonel E. N. Kirk, of the Thirty-fourth Illinois Volunteers, November 29, 1862.

Colonel N. C. McLean, of the Seventy-fifth Ohio Volunteers, November 29, 1862.

Colonel Theophilus T. Garrard, of the Third Kentucky Volunteers, November 29, 1862.

Colonel William Vandever, of the Ninth Iowa Volunteers, November 29, 1862.

Colonel Alexander Schenimelfinnig, of the Seventy-fourth Pennsylvania Volunteers, November 29, 1862.

Colonel Edward Harland, of the Eighth Connecticut Volunteers, November 29, 1862.

Colonel Charles K. Graham, of the Seventy-fourth New York Volunteers, November 29, 1862.

Colonel 8. K. Zook, of the Fifty-seventh New York Volunteers, November 29, 1862.

Colonel Samuel Beatty, of the Nineteenth Ohio Volunteers, November 29, 1862.

Colonel Isaac Wistar, of the Seventy-first Pennsylvania Volunteers, November 29, 1862.

Colonel John E. Smith, of the Forty-fifth Illinois Volunteers, November 29, 1862.

Colonel Frank S. Nickerson, of the Fourteenth Maine Volunteers, November 29, 1862.

Colonel Edward H. Hobson, of the Thirteenth Kentucky Volunteers, November 29, 1862.

Colonel R. P. Buckland, of the Seventy-second Ohio Volunteers, November 29, 1862.

Colonel Joseph D. Webster, of the First Illinois Artillery, November 29, 1862.

Colonel William W. Orme, of the Ninety-fourth Illinois Volunteers, November 29, 1862.

Colonel William Harrow, of the Fourteenth Indiana Volunteers, November 29, 1862.

Colonel Joseph T. Copeland, of the Fifth Michigan Cavalry, November 29, 1862.

Colonel William H. Morris, of the One Hundred and Thirty-fifth New York Volunteers, November 29, 1862.

Colonel John Beatty, of the Third Ohio Volunteers, November 29, 1862.

Colonel Thomas H. Ruger, of the Third Wisconsin Volunteers, November 29, 1862.

Colonel T. E. G. Ransom, of the Eleventh Illinois Volunteers, November 29, 1862.

Lieutenant Colonel Elias S. Dennis, of the Thirtieth Illinois Volunteers, November 29, 1862.

Lieutenant Colonel Thomas C. H. Smith, of the First Ohio Cavalry, November 29, 1862.

Lieutenant Colonel Charles A. Heckman, of the Ninth New Jersey Volunteers, November 29, 1862.

Lieutenant Colonel Mortimer D. Leggett, of the Seventy-eighth Ohio Volunteers, November 29, 1862.

Lieutenant Colonel Davis Tillson, of the Maine Artillery, November 29, 1862.

Major Stephen G. Champlin, of the Third Michigan Volunteers, November 29, 1862.

Major Hector Tyndale, of the Twenty-eighth Pennsylvania Volunteers, November 29,1862.

Major Charles C. Dodge, of the First New York Mounted Rifles, November 29, 1862, (since resigned.)

Edward E. Potter, of New York, November 29, 1862.

Thomas A. Rowley, of Pennsylvania, November 29, 1862.

Albert L. Lee, of Kansas, November 29, 1862.

O. L. Matthies, of Iowa, November 29, 1862.

M. M. Crocker, of Iowa, November 29, 1862.

Egbert B. Brown, of Missouri, November 29, 1862.

John McNeil, of Missouri, November 29, 1862.

George P. McGinniss, of Indiana, November 29, 1862.

G. W. Deitzler, of Kansas, November 29, 1862.

Hugh Ewing, of Ohio, November 29, 1862.

James H. Ledlie, of New York, December 24, 1862, (since expired by constitutional limitation.)

Colonel James M. Shackelford, of the Eighth Kentucky Cavalry, January 2, 1863.

Daniel Ullman, of New York, January 13, 1863.

Colonel George J. Stannard, of the Ninth Vermont Volunteers, March 11, 1863.

Lieutenant Colonel Henry Baxter, of the Second Michigan Volunteers, March 12, 1863.

Colonel James Nagle, of the Forty-eighth Pennsylvania Volunteers, March 13, 1863, (since resigned.)

Captain Francis L. Vinton, of the Thirteenth United States Infantry, March 13, 1863, (since resigned.)

Colonel John M. Thayer, of the First Nebraska Volunteers, March 13, 1863.

Colonel Charles T. Campbell, of the Fifty-seventh Pennsylvania Volunteers, March 13, 1803.

Colonel Halbert E. Paine, of the Fourth Wisconsin Volunteers, March 13, 1863.

Colonel Thomas Welsh, of the Forty-fifth Pennsylvania Volunteers, March 13, 1863.

Colonel Hugh T. Reid, of the Fifteenth Iowa Volunteers, March 13, 1863.

Colonel A. C. Harding, of the Eighty-Third Illinois Volunteers, March 13, 1863, (since resigned.)

Colonel Robert B. Potter, of the Fifty-first New York Volunteers, March 13, 1863.

Thomas Ewing, Jr., of Kansas, March 13, 1863.

Colonel J. A. J. Lightburn, of the Fourth Virginia Volunteers, March 14, 1863.

Colonel Thomas G. Stevenson, of the Twenty-fourth Massachusetts Volunteers, March 14, 1863.

Colonel Patrick E. Connor, of the Third Colorado Volunteers, March 30, 1863.

Captain John P. Hawkins, Commissary of Subsistence, United States Army, April 13, 1863.

Lieutenant Colonel Gabriel R. Paul, of the Eighth United States Infantry, April 18, 1863.

Edward A. Wild, of Massachusetts, April 24, 1863.

Edward Ferrero, of New York, May 6, 1863.

First Lieutenant Adelbert Ames, of the Fifth United States Artillery, May 20, 1863.

Colonel Daniel H. Rucker, Additional Aide-de-Camp, May 23, 1863.

Colonel Robert Allen, Additional Aide-de-Camp, May 23, 1863.

Lieutenant Colonel Rufus Ingalls, Additional Aide-de-Camp, May 23, 1863.

Captain Gustavus A. De Russy, of the Fourth United States Artillery, May 23, 1863.

Alexander Shaler, of New, York, May 26, 1863.

First Lieutenant Edmund Kirby, of the First United States Artillery, May 28, 1863, (since died of wounds received in battle.)

Colonel Benjamin H. Grierson, of Illinois, June 3, 1863.

Captain Stephen H. Weed, of the Fifth United States Artillery, June 6, 1863.

Colonel Robert S. Foster, of the Thirteenth Indiana Volunteers, June 12, 1863.

First Lieutenant Judson Kilpatrick, of the First United States Artillery, June 13, 1863.

Captain Alexander S. Webb, of the Eleventh United States Infantry, June 23, 1863.

Colonel Alfred N. Duffie, of the First Rhode Island Cavalry, June 23, 1863.

Colonel Walter C. Whittaker, of the Sixth Kentucky Volunteers, June 25, 1863.

Captain Wesley Merritt, of the Second United States Cavalry, June 29, 1863.

First Lieutenant George A. Custer, of the Fifth United States Cavalry, June 29, 1863.

Captain E. J. Farnsworth, of the Eighth Illinois Cavalry, June 29, 1863.

Appointments which have expired by constitutional limitation, not having been confirmed by the Senate, (54.)

George W. Morell, as Major General, March 4, 1863.

William F. Smith, as Major General, March 4, 1863.

J. D. Cox, as Major General, March 4, 1863.

John M. Schofield, as Major General, March 4, 1863. (Since appointed.)

N. B. Buford, as Major General, March 4, 1863.

Rudolph B. Marcey, as Brigadier General, March 4, 1863.

Richard Busteed, as Brigadier General, March 4, 1863.

Charles E. Hovey, as Brigadier General, March 4, 1863.

Charles C. Gilbert, as Brigadier General, March 4, 1863.

Edward Ferrero, as Brigadier General, March 4, 1863. (Since resigned.)

Gustavus A. Smith, as Brigadier General, March 4, 1863.

Robert Cowdin, as Brigadier General, March 4, 1863.

Edwin H. Stoughton, as Brigadier General, March 4, 1863.

John S. Phelps, as Brigadier General, March 4, 1863.

Isham N. Haynie, as Brigadier General, March 4, 1863.

James H. Ledlie, as Brigadier General, March 4, 1863.

Robert C. Buchanan, as Brigadier General, March 4, 1863.

Orlando M. Poe, as Brigadier General, March 4, 1863.

Joshua T. Owens, as Brigadier General, March 4, 1863. (Since reappointed.)

Gabriel R. Paul, as Brigadier General, March 4, 1863. (Since appointed.)

Joseph B. Carr, as Brigadier General, March 4, 1863. (Since reappointed.)

Henry H. Sibley, as Brigadier General, March 4, 1863. (Since reappointed.)

J. J. Bartlett, as Brigadier General, March 4, 1863. (Since reappointed.)

Andrew J. Hamilton, of Texas, as Brigadier General, March 4, 1863.

Waldemier Krzyzanowski, as Brigadier General, March 4, 1863.

D. H. Williams, as Brigadier General, March 4, 1863.

Cashiered, (1.)

Major General Fitz-John Porter, January 21, 1863.

By Order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND, Assistant Adjutant General.

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