Portrait of Samuel R. Curtis

On January 1, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 1 assigning Samuel R. Curtis to command the re-created Department of Kansas. [Wikimedia Commons]

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

January 1, 1864

On January 1, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 1 assigning Samuel R. Curtis to command the re-created Department of Kansas.

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General Orders, No. 1

Adjutant General’s Office,
Washington, January
 1, 1864.

By direction of the President of the United States, Major General S. R. Curtis, U. S. Volunteers, is assigned to the command of the Department of Kansas, which will consist of the State of Kansas, the Territories of Nebraska and Colorado, and the Indian Territory, including the Military Post of Fort Smith, Headquarters at Fort Leavenworth.

By order of the Secretary of War:

E.D. TOWNSEND,
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 1, 1864
  • Author
  • Keywords Samuel R. Curtis, Department of Kansas.
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date July 27, 2021
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update February 11, 2021
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