Black and white photo of William T. Sherman.

On March 18, 1864, Major General William T. Sherman issued General Orders No. 1 taking command of the Division of the Mississippi. [Wikimedia Commons]

General Orders, No. 1 (Division of the Mississippi)

March 18, 1864

On March 18, 1864, Major General William T. Sherman issued General Orders No. 1 taking command of the Division of the Mississippi.

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HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

Nashville, Tenn., March 18th, 1864

General Orders No. 1

I. The undersigned hereby assumes command of the Military Division of the Mississippi, embracing the Departments of the Ohio, Cumberland, Tennessee and Arkansas.

Headquarters in the Field, with an office at Nashville, Tennessee, where all returns and reports will be addressed.

II. Major R.M. Sawyer, A.A. Gen’l, is announced as Adjutant General of the Military Division, to whom reports will be addressed. The staff for the Division will be selected and duly announced in orders.

W.T SHERMAN

Major General Commanding

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  • Article Title General Orders, No. 1 (Division of the Mississippi)
  • Coverage March 18, 1864
  • Author
  • Keywords William T. Sherman
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date July 31, 2021
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update February 11, 2021
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