Special Orders, No. 223 (Headquarters of the Army) (September 5, 1862)

Updated: December 21, 2014

On September 5, 1862, the U.S. War Department issued Special Orders, No. 223, announcing that Joseph Hooker was assigned to command of the 5th Army Corps and that Fitz John Porter, William B. Franklin, and Charles Griffin were relieved of their commands.

SPECIAL ORDERS, No. 223.

HDQRS. OF THE ARMY, ADJT. GEN'S OFFICE,
Washington, September
5, 1862.

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III. By direction of the President of the United States, Major General Joseph Hooker is assigned to the command of the Fifth Army Corps. The Sixth Army Corps is temporarily attached to the Third, under Major-General Heintzelman.

Major-General Fitz John Porter and William B. Franklin and Brigadier General Charles Griffin are relieved from their respective commands until the charges against them can be investigated by a court of inquiry.

The Armies of the Potomac and Virginia being consolidated, Major-General Pope will report to the Secretary of War as a witness on a court of inquiry.

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By command of Major-General Halleck:

E. D. TOWNSEND,
Assistant Adjutant-General

 

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