Portrait of John C. Frémont

Major General John C. Fremont was the first commander of the Army of the Gulf. [Wikimedia Commons]

Army of the Mountain Department (USA) Facts

March 11–June 26, 1862

Key facts about the Army of the Mountain Department.

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Formation Date

  • March 11, 1862

Dissolution Date

  • June 26, 1862

Commanders

Significance

  • Major General John C. Fremont was the only commander of the Army of the Mountain Department.
  • The Mountain Department was created by President Abraham Lincoln’s Presidential War Order Number 3.
  • The Army of the Mountain Department was an unofficial name that Major General John C. Fremont gave to the combined forces under his command in the Mountain Department.
  • The Army of the Mountain Department fought in the Battle of McDowell and the Battle of Cross Keys.
  • President Abraham Lincoln dissolved the Army of the Mountain Department by presidential proclamation on June 26, 1862.
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Citation Information

The following information is provided for citations.

  • Article Title Army of the Mountain Department (USA) Facts
  • Coverage March 11–June 26, 1862
  • Author
  • Keywords Army of the Mountain Department
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date August 1, 2021
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update April 2, 2021
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