GENERAL ORDERS, No. 101.
WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJT. General ‘S OFFICE,
Washington, August 11, 1862.
The following order is published to the Army:
Washington, July 11, 1862.
Ordered, That Major General Henry W. Halleck, be assigned to command the whole land forces of the United States as General-in-Chief, and that he repair to this capital as soon as he can with safety to the positions and operations within the department now under his special charge.
Major-General Halleck, having been assigned, in accordance with the above order of the President, assumed command of the Army as General-in-Chief on the 23rd of July, 1862.
By command of Major-General Halleck:
E. D. TOWNSEND,