General Orders, No. 97 (U.S. War Department) (1865) (May 26, 1865)

Updated: December 01, 2014

On May 26, 1865, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 97, announcing numerous appointments, promotions, resignations, and casualties. This is an extract of changes affecting the ranks of major general and brigadier general.

General Orders, No. 97

War Department, Adjutant General's Office
Washington, May
26, 1865

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, sincere publication of "General Orders," No. 15, of February 6, 1865.  Those made by the President alone are designated by a star. (*)

[Extract]

II.. APPOINTMENTS

General Officers.

Major General George H. Thomas, of the United States Volunteers, and Brigadier General, United States Army, to be Major General, December 15, 1864, vice Fremont, resigned.

Major General John M. Schofield, of the United States Volunteers, and Captain, First United States Artillery, to be Brigadier General, November 30, 1884, vice Sheridan, appointed Major General.

Major General Oliver O. Howard, of the United States Volunteers, to be Brigadier General, December 21, 1864, vice Thomas, appointed Major General.

Major General Alfred H. Terry, of the United States Volunteers, to be Brigadier General, January 15, 1865, vice Meade, appointed Major General.

Brigadier and Brevet Major General John A. Rawlins, of the United States Volunteers, to be Brigadier General and Chief of Staff of the Lieutenant General Commanding the Armies of the United States, March 3, 1885, to fill an original vacancy.

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 Jacob D. Cox, of the United States Volunteers December 7, J 864.

Brigadier General William B. Hazen, of the United States Volunteers, December 13, 1864.

Brigadier and Brevet Major General Alfred H. Terry, of the United States Volunteers, January 15, 1865.

Brigadier General Thomas J. Wood, of the United States Volunteers, January 27, 1865.

* Brigadier and Brevet Major General Wesley Merritt, of the United States Volunteers, April 1, 1865.

* Brigadier and Brevet Major General George A. Custer, of the United States Volunteers, April 3, 1865.

To be Brigadier Generals.

Colonel Joshua B. Howell, of the Eighty- fifth Pennsylvania Volunteers, September 12, 1864. (Since dead.)

Colonel Patrick H. Jones, of the One Hundred and Fifty-fourth New York Volunteers, December 6, 1864.

Colonel John M. Oliver, of the Fifteenth Michigan Volunteers, January 12, 1865.

Brevet Brigadier General R. K. Scott, Colonel of the Sixty-eighth Ohio Volunteers, January 12, 1865.

Brevet Brigadier General James S. Robinson, Colonel of the Eighty-second Ohio Volunteers, January 12, 1865.

Colonel B. F. Potts, of the Thirty-second Ohio Volunteers, January 12, 1865.

Colonel John G. Mitchell, of the One Hundred and Thirteenth Ohio Volunteers, January 12, 1865.

Brevet Brigadier General James A. Williamson, Colonel of the Fourth Iowa Volunteers, January 13, 1865.

Brevet Brigadier General N. Martin Curtis, Colonel of the One Hundred and Forty-second New York Volunteers, January 15, 1865.

Colonel Charles C. Doolittle, of the Eighteenth Michigan Volunteers, January 27, 1865.

Colonel Stephen Thomas, of the Eighth Vermont Volunteers, February 1, 1865.

Colonel James J. Gilbert, of the Twenty-seventh Iowa Volunteers, February 9, 1865.

Brevet Brigadier General Green B. Raum, Colonel of the Fifty-sixth Illinois Volunteers, February 15, 1865. (Since resigned.)

Brevet Brigadier General G. Pennypacker, Colonel of the Ninety-seventh Pennsylvania Volunteers, February 18, 1865.

Major Carlos J. Stolbrand, of the Second Illinois Light Artillery, February 18, 1865.

Brevet Brigadier General Wager Swayne, Colonel of the Forty-third Ohio Volunteers, March 8, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel Charles Ewing, Assistant Inspector General, Captain, Thirteenth U. S. Infantry, March, 8, 1865.

* Brevet Brigadier General Thomas M. Harris, Colonel of the Tenth West Virginia Volunteers, March 29, 1865.

* Brevet Colonel Frederick T. Dent, U. S. Volunteers, and Major, Fourth U. S. Infantry, April 5, 1865.

* Brevet Brigadier General James S. Brisbin, Colonel U. S. Colored Troops, May 1, 1865.

* Brevet Brigadier General Thomas O. Osborn, Colonel of the Thirty-ninth Illinois Volunteers, May 1, 1865.

* Colonel J. H. Potter, of the Twelfth New Hampshire Volunteers, May 1, 1865.

* Brevet Brigadier General James M. Warner, Colonel of the First Vermont Artillery, May 8, 1865.

* Colonel Lewis B. Parsons, Quartermaster's Department, May 11, 1865.

VI.. CASUALTIES IN THE VOLUNTEER FORCE RAISED UNDER THE ACTS APPROVED JULY 22 AND 25, 1861; JULY 17, 1862 ; AND JULY 5, 1838.

Resigned, (205.)

Major General Ambrose E. Burnside, April 15, 1865.

Major General Franz Sigel, May 4, 1865.

Major General Julius H. Staliel, February 8, 1865.

Major General Carl Schurz, May 6, 1865.

Brigadier and Brevet Major General David McM. Gregg, February 3, 1865.

Brigadier and Brevet Major General James W. McMillan, May 15, 1865.

Brigadier General Thomas Ewing, jr., February 23, 1865.

Brigadier General William Harrow, April 20, 1865.

Brigadier General Andrew Johnson, March 3, 1865.

Brigadier General Albert L. Lee, May 4, 1865.

Brigadier General John McNeil, April 12, 1865.

Brigadier General N. C. McLean, April 20, 1865.

Brigadier General Gilman Marston, April 20, 1865.

Brigadier General Thomas Francis Meagher, May 15, 1865.

Brigadier General Frank S. Nickerson, May 13, 1865.

Brigadier General Eleazer A. Paine, April 5, 1865. <â– 

Brigadier General Halbert E. Paine, May 15, 1855.

Brigadier General James W. Reilly, April 20, 1865.

Brigadier General Green. B. Raum, May 6, 1865.

Brigadier General William H. Seward, jr., June 1, 1865.

Brigadier General Jeremiah C. Sullivan, May 11, 1865.

Brigadier General John C. Starkweather, May 11, 1865.

Brigadier General Henry D. Terry, February 7, 1865.

Brigadier General Max Weber, May 13, 1865.

 

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR:

E.D. TOWNSEND,
Assistant Adjutant General
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