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Major General Horatio G. Wright issued General Orders No. 1 on August 23, 1862, taking command of the Department of the Ohio. [Wikimedia Commons]

General Orders, No. 1 (Department of the Ohio, 1862)

August 23, 1862

Major General Horatio G. Wright issued General Orders No. 1 on August 23, 1862, taking command of the Department of the Ohio.

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GENERAL ORDERS NO. 1

Hdqrs. Department of the Ohio

Louisville, Ky. August 23, 1862

Pursuant to general Orders, No. 112, War Department, Washington, August 19, 1862, the undersigned hereby assumes command of the Department of the Ohio, composed of the States of Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Kentucky east of the Tennessee River and including Cumberland Gap, and the troops operating in its vicinity.

Headquarters for the present will be at Cincinnati, Ohio, where all the usual reports, returns, &c., will be sent.

H.G. Wright,

Major-General, Commanding Department

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  • Article Title General Orders, No. 1 (Department of the Ohio, 1862)
  • Coverage August 23, 1862
  • Author
  • Keywords wright, department of the ohio
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date November 29, 2021
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update February 11, 2021
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