Army of the Mountain Department (USA) Facts

March 11–June 26, 1862

Key facts about the Army of the Mountain Department.

Portrait of John C. Frémont

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

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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

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  • 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 October 4, 2022
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update April 20, 2022

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