Brigadier General Don Carlos Buell issued General Orders No. 1 on November 15, 1861, establishing his command of the Department of the Ohio.
GENERAL ORDERS NO. 1
Headquarters Department of the Ohio,
Louisville, Ky., November 15, 1861
In pursuance of General Orders No. 37, of the 9th instant, from the Adjutant-General’s office, Brigadier-General D. C. Buell hereby assumes command of the Department of the Ohio.
By command of General Buell.
JAMES B. FRY,
Assistant Adjutant-General, and Chief of Staff.