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On September 2, 1862, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 122, announcing that Major General George B. McClellan was given command of all troops for the defense of the capital. [Wikimedia Commons]

General Orders, No. 122 (U.S. War Department)

September 2, 1862

On September 2, 1862, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 122, announcing that Major General George B. McClellan was given command of all troops for the defense of the capital.

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General Orders, No. 122.

War Dep’t, Adjutant General’s Office
Washington, September 2, 1862

Major General McClellan will have command of the fortifications of Washington, and of all troops for the defense of the capital.

By Command of Major General Halleck:
E.D. TOWNSEND, Assistant Adjutant General.

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  • Article Title General Orders, No. 122 (U.S. War Department)
  • Coverage September 2, 1862
  • Author
  • Keywords mcclellan
  • 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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