Special Orders (Department of Virginia and North Carolina) (Unnumbered 6/17/1864) (June 17, 1864)

Updated: September 20, 2018

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.


Hdqrs. Dept. of Va. and N. Carolina,
In the Field, Va., June 17, 1864

So much of special orders from these headquarters as relieved Major-General Gillmore of the command of the troops of the Tenth Army Corps, serving in this department, is withdrawn as of the date of its issue, to wit, June 14, 1864.

By command of Major-General Butler:

Major and Assistant Adjutant General.

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