Grant Placed in Command of the Military Division of the Mississippi. Rosecrans Relieved of CommandGeneral Orders no. 337, October 16, 1863
Placing Grant in Command and Relieving Rosecrans of Command
General Orders, No. 337. }
Washington, October 16, 1863.
I. By direction of the President of the United States the Departments of the Ohio, of the Cumberland, and of the Tennessee will constitute the Military Division of the Mississippi.
II. Maj. Gen. U. S. Grant, U. S. Army, is placed in command of the Military Division of the Mississippi, headquarters in the field.
III. Maj. Gen. W. S. Rosecrans, U. S. Volunteers, is relieved from the command of the Department and Army of the Cumberland. Maj. Gen. G. H. Thomas is hereby assigned to that command.
By order of the Secretary of War:
E. D. Townsend,
LINK TO PAGE 404, VIA GOOGLE BOOKS
Official Records, Series 1, Volume 30, Part 4, page 404.
Short URL: http://bit.ly/OR_s1-vol30-pt4-pg404-Gen-Orders-no-337-Grant-in-cmd
(via Google Books)
Official Records, Series I, Volume XXX, Part IV.
Bibliographic information, per Google:
Title: The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies
The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, United States. War Records Office
Authors: United States. War Dept, Henry Martyn Lazelle, Leslie J. Perry
Editors: Robert Nicholson Scott, George Breckenridge Davis, Frederick Crayton Ainsworth, Joseph William Kirkley
Compiled by: Calvin Duvall Cowles
Contributors: United States. Record and pension office, Moodey, John Sheldon, United States. War Records Office
Publisher: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1890
Original from: Harvard University
Digitized: Jan 8, 2009
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