General Orders, No. 63, (U.S. War Department) (June 10, 1862)

Updated: December 17, 2014

On June 10, 1862, the US War Department issued General Orders, No. 63, announcing wholesale appointments to fill the ranks of general officers for the new volunteer army. This is a transcript of the appointments to the ranks of major general and brigadier general.

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IV.—APPOINTMENTS MADE IN THE VOLUNTEER FORCE CALLED INTO SERVICE UNDER THE ACTS APPROVED JULY 22 AND 26, 1861, AND JULY 6, 1888.

To Be Major Generals.

Ethan A. Hitchcock, of Missouri, February 10, 1862.

Brigadier General Ulysses S. Grant, of the United States Volunteers, February 16, 1862.

Brigadier General Irvin McDowell, of the United States Army, March 14, 1862.

Brigadier General Ambrose E. Burnside, of the United States Volunteers, March 18, 1802.

Brigadier General Don Carlos Buell, of the United States Volunteers, March 21, 1862.

Brigadier General John Pope, of the United States Volunteers, March 21, 1862.

Brigadier General Samuel R. Curtis, of the United States Volunteers, March 21, 1862.

Brigadier General Franz Sigel, of the United States Volunteers, March 21, 1862.

Brigadier General John A. McClernand, of the United States Volunteers, March 21, 1802.

Brigadier General Charles F. Smith, of the United States Volunteers, March 21, 1862. [Since died.]

Brigadier General Lewis Wallace, of the United States Volunteers, March 21, 1862.

Brigadier General Ormsby M. Mitchell, of the United States Volunteers, April 11, 1863.

Cassius M. Clay, of Kentucky, April 11, 1862.

Brigadier General George H. Thomas, of the United States Volunteers, April 25, 1862.

George Cadwalader, of Pennsylvania, April 26, 1862.

Brigadier General William T. Sherman, of the United States Volunteers, May 1, 1862.

Brigadier General Edward O. C. Ord, of the United States Volunteers, May 2, 1802.

To Be Brigadier Generals.

Captain James B. Ricketts, of the First Artillery, July 21, 1861.

Major Samuel D. Sturgis, of the Fourth Cavalry, August 10, 1861.

James Shields, of California, August 19, 1861.

Colonel James S. Negley, of the Forty-eighth Pennsylvania Volunteers, October 1, 1861.

Colonel Joseph B. Plummer, of the Eleventh Missouri Volunteers, (Captain First Infantry,) October 22, 1861.

Jeremiah T. Boyle, of Kentucky, November 9, 1861.

George W. Morgan, of Ohio, November 12 1861.

Colonel Jefferson C. Davis, of the Twenty-second Indiana Volunteers, (Captain First Artillery,) December 18, 1861.

Colonel John M. Palmer, of the Fourteenth Illinois Volunteers, December 20, 1861.

William H. Keim, of Pennsylvania, December 20, 1861. (Since died.)

Colonel James H. Garfield, of the Forty-second Ohio Volunteers, January 11, 1862.

Major Lewis G. Arnold, of the First Artillery, January 24, 1862.

Major Frederick Steele, of the Eleventh Infantry, January 29, 1862.

Lieutenant Colonel William S. Ketchum, of the Tenth Infantry, February 8, 1862.

Major Abner Doubleday, of the Seventeenth Infantry, February 8, 1862.

Major John W. Davidson, of the Second Cavalry, February 3, 1862.

Colonel Napoleon J. T. Dana, of the First Minnesota Volunteers, February 8, 1862.

Colonel David D. Birney, of the Twenty-third Pennsylvania Volunteers, February 8, 1862.

Thomas .Francis Meagher, of New York, February 3, 1862.

Henry M. Naglee, of California, February 4, 1862.

Andrew Johnson, of Tennessee, March 4, 1862.

James G. Spears, of Tennessee, March 5, 1862.

Colonel Eugene A. Carr, of the Third Illinois Cavalry, (Captain Fourth Cavalry,) March 7, 1862.

Colonel Thomas A. Davies, of the Sixteenth New York Volunteers, March 7, 1862.

Daniel Tyler, of Connecticut, March 13, 1862.

Lieutenant Colonel William H. Emory, of the Sixth Cavalry, March 17, 1862.

Colonel Andrew J. Smith, of the Second California Cavalry, (Major First Cavalry,) March 17, 1862.

Marsena R. Patrick, of New York, March 17, 1862.

Isaac F. Quinby, of New York, March 17, 1862.

Colonel Hiram G. Berry, of the Fourth Maine Volunteers, March 17, 1862.

Colonel Orris S. Ferry, of the Fifth Connecticut Volunteers, March 17, 1862,

Lieutenant Colonel Daniel P. Woodbury, Additional Aide-de-Camp, (Major of Engineers,) March 19, 1862.

Colonel Henry M. Judah, of the 4th California Volunteers, (Captain 4th Infantry,) March 21, 1862.

Colonel Richard J. Oglesby, of the Eighth Illinois Volunteers, March 21, 1862.

Colonel John Cook, of the Seventh Illinois Volunteers, March 21, 1862.

Colonel William H. L. Wallace, of the Eleventh Illinois Volunteers, March 21, 1862.

Colonel John McArthur, of the Twelfth Illinois Volunteers, March 21, 1862.

Colonel Robert L. McCook, of the Ninth Ohio Volunteers, March 21, 1862.

Colonel Jacob G. Lauman, of the Seventh Iowa Volunteers, March 21, 1862.

Colonel Horatio P. Van Cleve, of the Second Minnesota Volunteers; March 21, 1862.

Colonel John A. Logan, of the Thirty-first Illinois Volunteers, March 21, 1862.

Colonel Speed S. Fry, of the Fourth Kentucky Volunteers, March 21, 1862.

Colonel Alexander Asboth, of the Second Missouri Volunteers, March 21, 1862.

James Craig, of Missouri, March 21. 1862.

Colonel Mahlon D. Manson, of the Tenth Indiana Volonteers, March 24, 1862.

Colonel Gordon Granger, of the Second Michigan Cavalry, (Captain Third Cavalry,) March 26, 1862.

Colonel Edward R. S. Canby, of the Nineteenth Infantry, March 31, 1862.

Colonel Grenville M. Dodge, of the Fourth Iowa Volunteers, March 31, 1862.

Colonel Robert B. Mitchell, of the Second Kansas Volunteers, April 8, 1863.

James G. Blunt, of Kansas, April 8, 1862.

Colonel Francis E. Patterson, of the One Hundred and Fifteenth Pennsylvania Volunteers, April 11, 1862.

Major Amiel W. Whipple, of the Corps of Topographical Engineers, April 14, 1862.

Captain Cuvier Grover, of the Tenth Infantry, April 14, 1862.

Captain George L. Hartsuff, Assistant Adjutant General, April 15, 1862.

Captain Rufus Saxton, Assistant Quartermaster, April 15, 1862.

Paymaster Benjamin Alvord, United States Army, April 15, 1862.

Colonel Napoleon B. Buford, of the Twenty seventh Illinois Volunteers, April 15, 1862.

Colonel William S. Smith, of the Thirteenth Ohio Volunteers, April 15, 1862.

Colonel Nathan Kimball, of the Fourteenth Indiana Volunteers, April 15, 1862.

Colonel Charles Devens, of the Fifteenth Massachusetts Volunteers, April 15, 1862.

Colonel James H. Van Alen, of the Third New York Cavalry, April 15, 1862

Carl Schurz, of          , April 15, 1862.

Major Samuel W. Crawford, of the Thirteenth Infantry, April 25, 1862.

Colonel Henry W. Wessells, of the Eighth Kansas Volunteers, (Major Sixth Infantry,) April 25, 1862.

Colonel Milo S. Hascall, of the Seventeenth Indiana Volunteers, April 25, 1862.

Colonel Leonard F. Ross, of the Seventeenth Illinois Volunteers, April 26, 1862.

Colonel John W. Geary, of the Twenty-eighth Pennsylvania Volunteers, April 25, 1862.

Colonel Alfred H. Terry, of the Seventh Connecticut Volunteers, April 25, 1862.

Colonel Andrew A. Humphreys, Additional Aide-de-Camp, (Major Corps of Topographical Engineers,) April 28, 1862.

Colonel James II. Carleton, of the First California Volunteers, (Major Sixth Cavalry,) April 28, 1862.

Major Absalom Baird, Assistant Inspector General, April 28, 1862.

Colonel John C. Robinson, of the first Michigan Volunteers, (Captain Fifth Infantry,) April 28, 1862.

Captain Truman Seymour, of the Fifth Regiment of Artillery, April 28, 1862.

Captain Quincy A. Gill more, of the Corps of Engineers, April 28, 1862.

Colonel George D. Bayard, of the First Pennsylvania Cavalry, (Captain Fourth Cavalry,) April 28, 1862.

Paymaster Henry Prince, United States Army, April 28, 1862.

Colonel Abraham Piatt, of the Thirteenth Ohio Volunteers. April 28, 1862

Colonel Thomas T. Crittenden, of the Sixth Indiana Volunteers, April 28, 1862.

Colonel Max Webber, of the Twentieth New York Volunteers, April 28, 1862.

Colonel Pleasant A. Hackelman, of the Sixteenth Indiana Volunteers, April 28, 1862.

Colonel Jeremiah C. Sullivan, of the Thirteenth Indiana Volunteers, April 28, 1862.

Colonel Alvin P. Hovey, of the Twenty-fourth Indiana Volunteers, April 28, 1862.

Colonel James C. Veatch, of the Twenty-fifth Indiana Volunteers, April 88, 1862.

Colonel William P. Benton, of the Eighth Indiana Volunteers, April 28, 1868.

Colonel Henry Bohlen, of the Seventy-fifth Pennsylvania Volunteers, April 28, 1862.

Colonel John C. Caldwell, of the Eleventh Maine Volunteers, April 88, 1862.

Colonel Isaac P. Rodman, of the Fourth Rhode Island Volunteers, April 28, 18G2.

Colonel Neal Dow, of the Thirteenth Maine Volunteers, April 28, 1862.

Colonel George S. Green, of the Sixtieth Regiment New York Volunteers, April 28, 1802.

Colonel Samuel P. Carter, of the Second Tennessee Volunteers. May 1, 1862.

Captain John Gibbon, of the Fourth Regiment of Artillery, May 2, 1802.

Colonel George W. Taylor, of the Third New Jersey Volunteers, May 9, 1862.

Colonel Erastus B. Tyler, of the Seventh Ohio Volunteers, May 14, 1862.

 

VIII. -CASUALTIES IN THE VOLUNTEER FORCE RAISED UNDER THE ACTS APPROVED JULY 22 AND 25, 1861, AND JULY 5, 1838.

Appointments negatived by the Senate, and thereupon revoked by the President. (16.)

Daniel E. Sickles, as Brigadier General of Volunteers, March 20, 1862.

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