Portrait of Franz Sigel

On January 10, 1863, Major General Franz Sigel issued General Orders, No. 1 (Grand Reserve Division, Army of the Potomac), assuming command of the Grand Reserve Division, Army of the Potomac. [Wikimedia Commons]

General Orders, No. 1 (Grand Reserve Division, AOP)

January 10, 1863

On January 10, 1863, Major General Franz Sigel issued General Orders, No. 1 (Grand Reserve Division, Army of the Potomac), assuming command of the Grand Reserve Division, Army of the Potomac.

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General Orders, No. 1.

Hdqrs. Grand Reserve Division,
Stafford Court House, Va., January 10, 1863

I. In obedience to orders received from Headquarters Army of the Potomac, I hereby assume command of the grand reserve division consisting of the Eleventh and Twelfth Corps. Brigadier-General Stahel, as senior officer on duty with the Eleventh Corps will take command of the same.

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II. Commanders of corps will send in, with the least possible delay, a report of their commands, and in future the regular reports of the 10th, 20th, and last day of the month will be forwarded to Lieut. Col. T.A. Meysenburg, assistant adjutant-general at these headquarters.

F. SIGEL,
Major-General, U.S. Volunteers

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Citation Information

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  • Article Title General Orders, No. 1 (Grand Reserve Division, AOP)
  • Coverage January 10, 1863
  • Author
  • Keywords Sigel, Army of the Potomac
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date August 16, 2022
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update May 5, 2022
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