Portrait of Francis P. Blair

On April 23, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 178 appointing Major General Frank P. Blair to command the 17th Army Corps with the Army of the Tennessee.  [Library of Congress]

General Orders, No. 178 (U.S. War Department)

April 23, 1864

On April 23, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 178 appointing Major General Frank P. Blair to command the 17th Army Corps with the Army of the Tennessee.

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General Orders, No. 178

War Department, Adjutant General’s Office,
Washington, April 23
, 1864.

I.. Major General F. P. Blair, jr., is assigned to the command of the 17th Army Corps.

II.. Captain Andrew J. Alexander, 3d Regiment U. S. Cavalry, is assigned as Assistant Adjutant General of the 17th Army Corps, with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, under the 10th section of the act approved July 17, 1862.

By order of the President of the United States:

E. D. TOWNSEND,
Assistant Adjutant General

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  • Article Title General Orders, No. 178 (U.S. War Department)
  • Coverage April 23, 1864
  • Author
  • Keywords Frank P. Blair, Army of the Tennessee
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date August 1, 2021
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update February 11, 2021
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