General Orders, No. 57 (U.S. War Department) (1861) (August 15, 1861)

Updated: June 25, 2014

Issued by the U.S. War Department on August 15, 1861, General Orders Number 57 created the Department of the Cumberland.

GENERAL ORDERS, NO. 57

War Department, Adjutant-General's Office,

Washington, August 15, 1861

The States of Kentucky and Tennessee will, in future, constitute a separate military command, to be known as the Department of the Cumberland, under the command of Brigadier-General Robert Anderson, U. S. Army.

By Order:

L. THOMAS, Adjutant- General.

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