General Orders, No. 1 (U.S. War Department)

January 7, 1865

On January 7, 1865, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 1, announcing that President Abraham Lincoln had relieved Benjamin Butler of command of the Department of North Carolina.

Benjamin F. Butler portrait

On January 7, 1865, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 1, announcing that President Abraham Lincoln had relieved Benjamin Butler (pictured here) of command of the Department of North Carolina. [Wikimedia Commons]

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General Orders, No. 1

War Department, Adjutant General’s Office
Washington, January 
7, 1865

By direction of the President of the United States, Maj. Gen. B.F. Butler is relieved of command of the Department of North Carolina and Virginia. Lieutenant-General Grant will designate an officer to take his command temporarily. Major-General Butler, on being relieved, will repair to Lowell, Mass., and report by letter to the Adjutant-General of the Army.

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BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR:

W.A. Nichols,
Assistant Adjutant General
.

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Citation Information

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  • Article Title General Orders, No. 1 (U.S. War Department)
  • Coverage January 7, 1865
  • Author
  • Keywords Abraham Lincoln, Benjamin Butler
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date November 26, 2022
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update May 4, 2022

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