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On May 13, 1863, the U.S, War Department issued General Orders, No 121, naming Major General John M. Schofield as commander of the Department of the Missouri. [Wikimedia Commons]

General Orders, No. 121 (U.S. War Department)

May 13, 1863

On May 13, 1863, the U.S, War Department issued General Orders, No 121, naming Major General John M. Schofield as commander of the Department of the Missouri.

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General Orders, No. 121.

War Dep’t, Adjutant General’s Office,
Washington, May 13, 1863

I. Major General J.M. Schofield is, by direction of the President, assigned to command of the Department of Missouri.

II. Major General S.R. Curtis, on being relieved from his command, will report by letter to the Adjutant General of the Army.

By order of the President:

E.D. TOWNSEND, Assistant Adjutant General.

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  • Article Title General Orders, No. 121 (U.S. War Department)
  • Coverage May 13, 1863
  • Author
  • Keywords Schofield, Department of the Missouri, curtis
  • 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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