General Orders, No. 181 (U.S. War Department) (November 1, 1862)

Updated: December 02, 2014

On November 1, 1862, the US War Department issued General Orders, No. 181, 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. 181

War Department, Adjutant General's Office.
Washington, November 1, 1862.

Promotions and appointments in the Army of the United States, made by the President since the publication of "General Orders," No. 93, of August 9, 1861.

[Extract]

 II.. APPOINTMENTS.

General Officer.

Major General Joseph Hooker, of the United States Volunteers, to be Brigadier General, September 20, 1862, vice Mansfield, died of wounds received in battle.

V_ APPOINTMENTS MADE IN THE VOLUNTEER FORCE CALLED INTO SERVICE UNDER THE ACTS APPROVED JULY 22 AND 25, 1861, AND JULY 5, 1838.

General Officers.

To be Major Generals.

Brigadier General William S. Rosecrans, of the United States Army, March 21, 1862.

Brigadier General Philip Kearny, of the ; United States Volunteers, July 4, 1862, (since killed in battle.)

Brigadier General Joseph Hooker, of the United States Volunteers, July 4, 1862.

Brigadier General Darius N. Couch, of the United States Volunteers, July 4, 1862.

Brigadier General Israel B. Richardson, of the United States Volunteers, July 4, 1862.

Brigadier General Henry W. Slocum, of the United State3 Volunteers, July 4, 1862.

Brigadier General John J. Peck, of the United States Volunteers, July 4, 1862.

Brigadier General George W. Morell, of the United States Volunteers, July 4, 1862.

Brigadier General William F. Smith, of the United States Volunteers, July 4, 1862.

Brigadier General John Sedgwick, of the United States Volunteers, July 4, 1862.

Brigadier General Horatio G. Wright, of the United States Volunteers, July 18, 1862.

Brigadier General John G. Foster, of the United States Volunteers, July 18, 1862.

Brigadier General Jesse L. Reno, of the United States Volunteers, July 18, 1862, (since killed in battle.)

Brigadier General John G. Parke, of the United States Volunteers, July 18, 1862.

Brigadier General Robert C. Schenck, of the United States Volunteers, August 30, 1862.

Brigadier General Stephen A. Hurlbut, of the United States Volunteers, September 17, 1862.

Brigadier General Schuyler Hamilton, of the United States Volunteers, September 17, 1862.

Brigadier General Gordon Granger, of the United States Volunteers, September 17, 1862.

Brigadier General J. D. Cox, of the United States Volunteers, October 6, 1862.

Brigadier General James B. McPherson, of the United States Volunteers, October 8, 1862.

Brigadier General Lovell H. Rousseau, of the United States Volunteers, October 8, 1862.

Brigadier Generals.

Colonel Orlando B. Wilcox, of the First Michigan Volunteers, July 21, 1861.

Colonel Michael Corcoran, of the Sixty-ninth New York Volunteers, July 21, 1861.

Colonel Randolph B. Marcy, Inspector General United States Army, September 23, 1861.

Major George W. Cullum, of the Corps of Engineers, November 1, 1861.

Captain James B. McPherson, of the Corps of Engineers, May 15, 1862.

Captain Philip H. Sheridan, of the Thirteenth Infantry, July 1, 1862.

George F. Shepley, of Maine, July 18, 1862.

Major John Buford, Assistant Inspector General United States Army, July 27, 1862.

Colonel Frank P. Blair, of the First Missouri Artillery, August 7, 1862.

Richard Busteed, of New York, August 7, 1862.

Colonel John R. Kenly, of the First Maryland Volunteers, August 22, 1821.

Colonel John P. Slough, of the First Colorado Volunteers, August 25, 1862.

First Lieutenant Godfrey Weitzel, of the Corps of Engineers, August 29, 1862.

Lieutenant Colonel Gabriel R. Paul, of the Eighth Infantry, September 5, 1862.

Colonel Charles E. Hovey, of the Thirty-third Illinois Volunteers, September 5, 1862.

Colonel Herman Haupt, Additional Aide-de-Camp, September 5, 1862.

Colonel George Crook, of the Thirty-sixth Ohio Volunteers, (Captain 4th United States Infantry,) September 7, 1862.

Colonel Joseph B. Carr, of the Second New York Volunteers, September 7, 1862.

Colonel Thomas L. Kane, of the First Pennsylvania Rifles, September 7, 1862.

Colonel Nelson Taylor, of the Seventy-second New York Volunteers, September 7, 1862.

Colonel Gersham Mott, of the Sixth New Jersey Volunteers, September 7, 1862.

Captain Charles C. Gilbert, of the First Infantry, September 9, 1862.

Captain William R. Terrill, of the Fifth Artillery, September 9, 1862. (Since killed in battle.)

Colonel Calvin E. Pratt, of the Thirty-first New York Volunteers, September 10, 1862.

Colonel James Nagle, of the Forty-eighth Pennsylvania Volunteers, September 10, 1862.

Colonel Edward Ferrero, of the Fifty-first New York Volunteers, September 10, 1862.

Major Henry J. Hunt, of the Fifth Artillery, September 15, 1862.

Captain Francis L. Vinton, of the Thirteenth Infantry, September 19, 1862.

Colonel Gustavus A. Smith, of the Thirty-fifth Illinois Volunteers, September 19, 1862.

Colonel Francis C. Barlow, of the Sixty-first New York Volunteers, September 19, 1862.

Colonel Mason Brayman, of the Twenty-ninth Illinois Volunteers, September 24, 1862.

Colonel N. J. Jackson, of the Fifth Maine Volunteers, September 24, 1862.

Captain George W. Getty, of the Fifth Artillery, September 25, 1862.

Colonel Alfred Sully, of the First Minnesota Volunteers, (Major Eighth Infantry,) September 26, 1862.

Colonel Gouverneur K. Warren, of the Fifth New York Volunteers, (Captain Topographical Engineers,) September 26, 1862.

Colonel William W. Averell, of the Third Pennsylvania Cavalry, (Captain Third Cavalry,) September 26, 1826.

Colonel Robert Cowdin, of the First Massachusetts Volunteers, September 26, 1862.

Colonel Alexander Hays, of the Sixty- third Pennsylvania Volunteers, September 29, 1862.

Henry H. Sibley, of Minnesota, September 29, 1862.

Francis B. Spinola, of New York, October 1, 1862.

Colonel John H. H. Ward, of the Thirty-eighth New York Volunteers, October 4, 1862.

Colonel John M. Thayer, of the First Nebraska Volunteers, October 4, 1862.

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

Colonel Solomon Meredith, of the Nineteenth Indiana Volunteers, October 6, 1862.

James Bowen, of New York, October 11, 1862.

Colonel Gustave P. Cluseret, Additional Aide-de-Camp United States Army, October 14, 1862.

Colonel Eliakim P. Scammon, of the Twenty-third Ohio Volunteers, October 15, 1862.

Major Robert S. Granger, of the Fifth Infantry, October 20, 1862.

Joseph R. West, of      , October 25, 1862.

Joseph W. Revere, of      , October 25, 1862.

 

By Order Of The Secretary Of War:

E.D. TOWNSEND, Assistant Adjutant General

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