Entries in Civil War (1862)

General Orders, No. 141 (U.S. War Department)
On September 25, 1862, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 141, announcing President Abraham Lincoln's proclamation suspending the writ of habeas corpus for people in rebellion against the United States. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 143 (Department No. 2, CSA)
On November 7, 1862, Confederate General Braxton Bragg issued General Orders, No. 143, resuming his command of the Army of the Mississippi. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 151 (Department No. 2, CSA)
On November 20, 1862, Confederate General Braxton Bragg issued General Orders, No. 151, re-designating the Army of the Mississippi as the Army of Tennessee. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 159 (U.S. War Department)
On October 16, 1862 the U.S. War Department created the Department of the Tennessee and placed Ulysses S. Grant in charge of the new department. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 168 (U.S. War Department)
Issued by the U.S. War Department on October 24, 1862, General Orders Number 168, reestablished the Department of the Cumberland and created the 14th Army Corps, which was also know as the Army of the Ohio. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 17 (Dept. of Ms. & E. La.) (CSA)
On December 7, 1862, Lieutenant General John C. Pemberton issued General Orders, No. 17, (Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana) naming the forces under his command the Army of the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 17 (DNV/CSA)
On January 30, 1862, General Joseph E. Johnston issued General Orders, No. 17, announcing that General P.G.T. Beauregard had been transferred out of the Department of Northern Virginia. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 181 (U.S. War Department)
On November 1, 1862, the US War Department issued General Orders, No. 181, announcing wholesale appointments to fill the ranks of general officers for the volunteer army. This is a transcript of the appointments to the ranks of major general and brigadier general. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 182 (U.S. War Department)
On November 5, 1862, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 182, replacing Major General George B. McClellan with Major General Ambrose E. Burnside as commander of the Army of the Potomac. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 184 (Army of the Potomac)
On November 14, 1862, Major General Ambrose E. Burnside issued General Order No. 184 (Army of the Potomac) dividing the Army of the Potomac into three "grand divisions." Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 184 (U.S. War Department)
On November 8, 1862, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders No. 184, naming Major General Nathaniel P. Banks as commander of the Department of the Gulf. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 2 (Headquarters of the Army)
On January 7, 1862, Major General George B. McClellan issued General Orders, No. 2 creating the Department of North Carolina and naming Brigadier General Ambrose E. Burnside as commander. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 20 (Headquarters of the Army)
On February 23, 1862, Major General George B. McClellan issued General Orders No. 20 (Dept. of the Army) creating the Department of the Gulf and naming Major General Benjamin F. Butler to command. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 207 (U.S. War Department)
On December 17, 1862, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 207, appointing Major General Robert. C. Schenck to command the Middle Department and the 8th Army Corps. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 210 (U.S. War Department)
On December 18, 1862, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders No. 210, creating four Army Corps from troops operating in Missouri or near the Mississippi River. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 22 (Headquarters of the Army of the Mississippi CSA)
On July 5, 1862, Confederate General Braxton Bragg issued General Orders, No. 22, relinquishing command of the Army of the Mississippi to Major General William J. Hardee. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 26 (U.S. War Department)
On March 15, 1862 the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 26 announcing the creation of the Department of the South commanded by Major General David Hunter. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 34 (U.S. War Department) (1862)
On April 4, 1862, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 34, creating the Department of the Shenandoah, under the command of Nathaniel P. Banks, and also defining George B. McClellan's command. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 37 (Department of the Missouri)
On February 14, 1862, Major General Henry Halleck issued General Orders No. 37 (Department of the Missouri) promoting Ulysses S. Grant to command of the newly-created District of West Tennessee. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 37 (Headquarters of the Forces, CSA)
On May 6, 1862, Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard issued General Orders, No. 37, placing General Braxton Bragg in command of the Army of the Mississippi. Continue Reading »

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