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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)

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.

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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  • Article Title General Orders, No. 14 (U.S. War Department) (May 3, 1861)
  • Coverage May 3, 1861
  • Author
  • Keywords Department of the Ohio, mcclellan
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date July 28, 2021
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update February 11, 2021
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