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Letter from Major General U.S. Grant to Brigadier General Lorenzo Thomas
On July 18, 1863, Ulysses S. Grant acknowledged the receipt of his appointment as major general in the United States Army. Continue Reading »
Special Field Orders, No. 90 (Department of the Mississippi)
On June 10, 1862, Major General Henry W. Halleck issued Special Field Orders, No. 90, dividing his army near Corinth, Mississippi into three separate armies. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 62 (District of West Tennessee)
On July 17, 1862, Major General Ulysses S. Grant issued General Orders, No. 62 (Department of West Tennessee) announcing that he was assuming command of the Army of theTennessee, the Army of the Mississippi, and District of Mississippi and Cairo. Continue Reading »
Special Field Orders, No. 161 (Department of the Mississippi)
On July 16, 1862, Major General Henry W. Halleck expanded the District of West Tennessee commanded by Major General Ulysses S. Grant. Continue Reading »
Special Field Orders, No. 35 (Department of the Mississippi)
On April 30, 1862, Major General Henry W. Halleck transferred Major General George H. Thomas from the Army of the Ohio to command the Army of the Tennessee in place of Major General Ulysses S. Grant who became Halleck's second-in-command. Continue Reading »
Special Orders, No. 31 (Department of the Mississippi)
On April 28, 1862, Major General Henry W. Halleck merged the Army of the Tennessee, the Army of the Ohio, and the Army of the Mississippi to form one large army consisting of three corps. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 1 (Army of the Potomac)
On August 20, 1861, Major General George McClellan issued General Orders, No. 1 (Army of the Potomac) announcing that he was assuming command of the newly-created Army of the Potomac. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 15 (Headquarters of the Army)
On August 17, 1861, Lieutenant General Winfield Scott issued General Orders, No. 15 (Headquarters of the Army) announcing the creation of the Department of the Potomac commanded by Major General George B. McClellan. 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. 19 (Headquarters of the Army)
On November 1, 1861, Major General George B. McClellan issued General Orders, No. 19 (Headquarters of the Army) announcing that he was assuming command of the Armies of the United States. Continue Reading »
Letter from Henry W. Halleck to Quincy A. Gillmore (January 30, 1865)
On January 30, 1865 Major General Henry W. Halleck ordered Major General Quincy A. Gillmore to relieve Major General John G. Foster as commander of the Department of the South. Continue Reading »
Special Orders, No. 36 (Headquarters, Armies of the United States)
On June 17, 1864, Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant issued Special Orders, No. 36 (Armies of the United States) announcing that he was relieving Major General Quincy A. Gillmore of his command of the Tenth Army Corps at his own request. Continue Reading »
Special Orders (Department of Virginia and North Carolina) (Unnumbered 6/17/1864)
On June 17, 1864, Major General Benjamin F. Butler issued special orders announcing that he was with drawing his previous orders relieving Major General Quincy A. Gillmore of his command. Continue Reading »
Letter from Benjamin F. Butler to U.S. Grant
On June 17, 1864, Major General Benjamin F. Butler wrote to Lieutenant General U.S. Grant agreeing to rescind his order to relieve Major General Quincy A. Gillmore of his command of the Tenth Army Corps. Continue Reading »
Letter from U.S. Grant to Benjamin F. Butler
On June 17, 1864, Lieutenant General U.S. Grant wrote to Major General Benjamin Butler asking him to withdraw his special order relieving Major General Quincy A. Gillmore of his command of the Tenth Army Corps under conditions that Grant would relieve Gillmore "at his own request." Continue Reading »
Special Orders (Department of Virginia and North Carolina) (Unnumbered 6/14/1864)
On June 14, 1864, Major General Benjamin F. Butler relieved Major General Quincy A. Gillmore of command of the Tenth Army Corps operating within the Department of Virginia and North Carolina. Continue Reading »
Letter from Henry W. Halleck to Quincy A. Gillmore (April 4, 1864)
On April 4, 1864, Major General Henry W. Halleck, wrote to Major General Quincy A. Gillmore , directing him to move the Tenth Army Corps from the Department of the South and join Major General Benjamin F. Butler at Fort Monroe, Virginia. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 47 (Department of the South)
On July 12, 1863, Brigadier General Quincy A. Gillmore issued General Orders, No. 47 announcing that he had assumed command of the Department of the South. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 46 (Department of the South)
On July 12, 1863, Major General David Hunter issued General Orders, No. 46 announcing that Brigadier General Q. A. Gillmore had temporarily replaced him as commander of the Department of the South. Continue Reading »
Gillmore, Quincy A.
Major General Quincy A. Gillmore won military acclaim for his use of rifled artillery during the reduction of Fort Pulaski in 1862. Continue Reading »

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