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General Orders, No. 1 (CSA)
On February 9, 1865, Robert E. Lee issued General Orders, No. 1 (CSA) announcing that he had assumed command of the military forces of the Confederate States. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 1 (Department of the Ohio, 1861)
Brigadier-General Don Carlos Buell issued General Orders No. 1 on November 15, 1861, establishing his command of the Department of the Ohio. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 1 (Department of the Ohio, 1862)
Major-General Horatio G. Wright issued General Orders No. 1 on August 23, 1862, taking command of the Department of the Ohio. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 1 (Dept. of Ms. & E. La.) (CSA)
On October 1, 1862, Lieutenant General John C. Pemberton issued General Orders, No. 1 (Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, announcing that he had taken command of the department. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 1 (Division of the Mississippi, 1864)
On March 18, 1864, Major General William T. Sherman issued General Orders No. 1 taking command of the Division of the Mississippi. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 1 (Division of the Potomac)
On July 27, 1861, Major General George B. McClellan issued General Orders, No. 1 (Division of the Potomac) announcing that he was assuming command of the Division of the Potomac. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 1 (Grand Reserve Division, AOP)
On January 10, 1863, Major General Franz Sigel issued General Orders, No. 1 (Grand Reserve Division, Army of the Potomac), assuming command of the Grand Reserve Division, Army of the Potomac. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 1 (U.S. War Department)
On January 7, 1865, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 1, announcing that President Abraham Lincoln had relieved Benjamin Butler of command of the Department of North Carolina. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 1 (U.S. War Department) (1864)
On January 1, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 1 assigning Samuel R. Curtis to command the re-created Department of Kansas. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 1 (Virginia Forces)
On April 23, 1861, Major General Robert E. Lee issued General Orders, No.1 announcing that he was assuming command of the military and naval forces of Virginia. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 1-8 (Headquarters of Forces at Corinth, Mississippi)
On March 29, 1862, Confederate General Albert Sidney Johnston issued eight general orders in one document, reorganizing the troops under his command in the Western Military Department. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 101 (Army of the Potomac)
On March 13, 1862 Major General George B. McClellan issued General Order No. 101, reorganizing the Army of the Potomac in to five corps, in compliance with president Abraham Lincoln's War order No. 2. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 101 (U.S. War Department)
On August 11, 1862 the US War Department issued General Orders, No. 101, announcing President Abraham Lincoln's appointment of Major General Henry Halleck as General-in-Chief of US land forces, effective July 11, 1862. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 103 (U.S. War Department)
On August 12, 1862, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders No. 103, codifying President Abraham Lincoln's June 26 order to create the Army of Virginia, Major General John Pope commanding. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 104 (U.S. War Department)
On August 13, 1862, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 104, announcing President Abraham Lincoln's executive order prohibiting citizens liable for the draft from leaving the United States, and suspending the writ of habeas corpus for persons arrested for disloyal practices. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 106 (Headquarters of the Army)
On December 5, 1861, the Headquarters of the US Army issued General Orders, No. 106, announcing appointments to fill the ranks of officers. This is a partial transcript of the order listing appointments to the ranks of major general and brigadier general. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 109 (U.S. War Department)
On August 16, 1862, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 109 announcing that President Abraham Lincoln authorized military commanders to seize property in states in rebellion for military purposes. The order also authorized military leaders to employ laborers of African descent for military purposes. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 11 (Department of the South)
On May 9, 1862, Major General David Hunter, commanding the Department of the South, issued General Orders, No. 11, declaring the slaves in Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida to be forever free. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 11 (U.S. War Department)
On January 30, 1865, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 11, merging the Department of Kansas into the Department of the Missouri, naming John Pope to command the Division of the Missouri, including the Departments of the Missouri and the Northwest, and transferring Samuel R. Curtis to the Department of the Northwest. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 11, (Department of the South)
On May 9, 1862, Major General David Hunter, commanding the Department of the South, issued General Orders, No. 11, freeing all slaves in Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina. President Abraham Lincoln rescinded this order on May 19, 1862. Continue Reading »

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