Portrait of Robert E. Lee

On March 13, 1862, Confederate Secretary of War Judah P. Benjamin issued General Orders, No. 14, announcing that Jefferson Davis had appointed Robert E. Lee (pictured here) as his adviser for “conduct of military operations in the armies of the Confederacy.” [Wikimedia Commons]

General Orders, No. 14 (CSA)

March 13, 1862

On March 13, 1862, Confederate Secretary of War Judah P. Benjamin issued General Orders, No. 14, announcing that Jefferson Davis had appointed Robert E. Lee as his adviser for "conduct of military operations in the armies of the Confederacy."

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GENERAL ORDERS, No. 14.

ADJT. AND INSP. GEN.S OFFICE
Richmond, March 13, 1862.

General Robert E. Lee is assigned to duty at the seat of government; and, under the direction of the President, is charged with the conduct of military operations in the armies of the Confederacy.

By command of the Secretary of War:

S. COOPER,
Adjutant and inspector General.

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  • Article Title General Orders, No. 14 (CSA)
  • Coverage March 13, 1862
  • Author
  • Keywords Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date July 30, 2021
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update February 11, 2021
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