Tuesday, August 9, 2016

General Thomas to Command Army of the Cumberland, w/Ref to Rosecrans Being Relieved

Official Records, Series 1, Volume 30, Part 4, page 455

Major-General Thomas to Assume Command, Dept. of the Cumberland

Special Orders, No. 1} Hdqrs. Division of the Mississippi,
Louisville, October 18, 1863.
  Major-General Rosecrans having been relieved from command of the Department of the Cumberland by direction of the President of the United States, per General Orders, No. 337, of October 16, 1863, Major-General Thomas is hereby assigned to the command and will at once assume its duties. General Rosecrans will turn over all books, papers, maps, and other property pertaining to the command to Major-General Thomas. All staff officers, except the aides-de-camp authorized by law now on duty with General Rosecrans, will report to General Thomas for assignment as soon as relieved. General Rosecrans will proceed to Cincinnati, Ohio, and report to the Adjutant-General of the Army by letter for orders.
  By order of Major-General Grant:
Ely S. Parker,
  Assistant Adjutant-General.


Same correspondence (above) in Additions and Corrections to Volume 31 (p.669):

Additions and Corrections to:
Series I, Volume XXXI
(To be inserted in the volume, For explanation see General Index volume, Serial No. 130, page XXVIII.)

Additions and Corrections to:
Series 1, Volume 31
(To be inserted in the volume, For explanation see General Index volume, Serial No. 130, page 28.)

From: The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union ... - United States. War Dept, Henry Martyn Lazelle, Leslie J. Perry - Google Books. Additions and Corrections to Volume 31.

Related post (this blog):
Grant Placed in Command of Division of the Mississippi. Rosecrans, of U.S. Volunteers, Relieved of Command. Thomas Assigned to Command.

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