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Issued by the U.S. War Department on May 3, 1861, General Orders No. 14 created the Department of the Ohio commanded by Major General George B. McClellan. [Wikimedia Commons]

General Orders, No. 14 (U.S. War Department)

May 3, 1861

Issued by the U.S. War Department on May 3, 1861, General Orders No. 14 created the Department of the Ohio.

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GENERAL ORDERS NO. 14

War Dep’t, Adjutant General’s Office,

Washington, May 3, 1861.

The States of Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois will constitute a new Military Department, (soon to be subdivided into several others,) to be called the Department of the Ohio.

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Major General George B. McClellan, Ohio Volunteers, is assigned to its command; Headquarters at Cincinnati.

By Order:

L. THOMAS, Adjutant General

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Citation Information

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  • Article Title General Orders, No. 14 (U.S. War Department)
  • Coverage May 3, 1861
  • Author
  • Keywords Department of the Ohio, mcclellan
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date August 9, 2022
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update May 5, 2022
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