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General Orders, No. 2 (Division of the Mississippi)
On October 19, 1863, Ulysses S. Grant issued General Orders No. 2, naming William T. Sherman to succeed him as commander of the Department and Army of the Tennessee. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 2 (Headquarters of the Army)
On January 7, 1862, Major General George B. McClellan issued General Orders, No. 2 creating the Department of North Carolina and naming Brigadier General Ambrose E. Burnside as commander. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 20 (AOP-CSA)
On June 20, 1861, Brigadier General P.G.T. Beauregard issued General Orders, No. 20 referring, for the first time, to the troops under his command as the Army of the Potomac . Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 20 (Headquarters of the Army)
On February 23, 1862, Major General George B. McClellan issued General Orders No. 20 (Dept. of the Army) creating the Department of the Gulf and naming Major General Benjamin F. Butler to command. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 20 (U.S. War Department)
On January 25, 1863, the U.S. War Department issued General Order 20, relieving Ambrose E. Burnside as commander of the Army of the Potomac and replacing him with Joseph Hooker. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 200 (U.S. War Department)
On May 19, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 200 announcing that Major General David Hunter was replacing Major General Franz Sigel as commander of the Department of West Virginia. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 201 (U.S. War Department)
On May 21, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 201, assigning Major General Irvin McDowell, to the command of the Department of the Pacific. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 203 (U.S. War Department)
On May 27, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 203 ordering all officers in the Military Division of West Mississippi to obey the orders of Major General Canby. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 207 (U.S. War Department)
On December 17, 1862, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 207, appointing Major General Robert. C. Schenck to command the Middle Department and the 8th Army Corps. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 210 (U.S. War Department)
On December 18, 1862, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders No. 210, creating four Army Corps from troops operating in Missouri or near the Mississippi River. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 211 (U.S. War Department)
On June 15, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 211, announcing a joint resolution extending the Thank Of Congress to Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Bailey for his distinguished service during the Red River Campaign. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 214 (U.S. War Department) (1862)
On December 24, 1862, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 214, appointing Major General John G. Foster to command the 18th Army Corps. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 214 (U.S. War Department) (1863)
On July 10, 1863, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 214, announcing that Major General Edward O.C. Ord had replaced Major General John A. McClernand as commander of the 13th Army Corps. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 217 (U.S. War Department) (1863)
On July 15, 1863, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 217, announcing that the Departments of Virginia and North Carolina had been merged under the command of Major General John G. Foster. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 217 (U.S. War Department) (1864)
On June 25, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 217, assigning Covington, Kentucky to the Northern Department, under the command of Major General Samuel P. Heintzelman. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 218 (U.S. War Department)
On July 16, 1863, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 218 announcing that Brigadier General Quincy A. Gillmore had replaced Major General David Hunter as commander of the 10th Army Corps. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 22 (Headquarters of the Army of the Mississippi CSA)
On July 5, 1862, Confederate General Braxton Bragg issued General Orders, No. 22, relinquishing command of the Army of the Mississippi to Major General William J. Hardee. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 225 (U.S. War Department)
On July 7, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued General Order No. 225 reorganizing the 18th Army Corps and reaffirming William F. "Baldy" Smith as corps commander. Ten days later, Ulysses S. Grant sacked Smith for no stated reason. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 228 (U.S. War Department)
On July 11, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 228, assigning Major General Edward O. C. Ord to the command of the 8th Army Corps, and of all troops in the Middle Department. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 229 (U.S. War Department)
On July 13, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 229, assigning Major General H. G. Wright to the chief command of all the forces moving against the enemy retreating from Washington. Continue Reading »

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