Portrait of Joseph Johnston.

On December 27, 1863, General Joseph E. Johnston issued General Orders, No. 1 (AoT) announcing that he was assuming command of the Army of Tennessee. [Wikimedia Commons]

General Orders, No. 1 (Army of Tennessee)

December 27, 1863

On December 27, 1863, General Joseph E. Johnston issued General Orders, No. 1 (AoT) announcing that he was assuming command of the Army of Tennessee.

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GENERAL ORDERS,     No. 1.

DALTON, GA.,
December 27, 1863.

In obedience to the orders of His Excellency the President, the undersigned has the honor to assume command of the Army of Tennessee.

J. E. JOHNSTON,
General.

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  • Article Title General Orders, No. 1 (Army of Tennessee)
  • Coverage December 27, 1863
  • Author
  • Keywords Joseph E. Johnston, Army of Tennessee.
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date December 5, 2021
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update February 11, 2021
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