Portrait of Nathaniel P. Banks

On November 8, 1862, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders No. 184, naming Major General Nathaniel P. Banks as commander of the Department of the Gulf. [Wikimedia Commons]

General Orders, No. 184 (U.S. War Department)

November 8, 1862

On November 8, 1862, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders No. 184, naming Major General Nathaniel P. Banks as commander of the Department of the Gulf.

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GENERAL ORDERS, No, 184

War Dep’t, Adjutant General’s Office,

Washington, November 8, 1862

By direction of the President of the United States, Major General N.P. Banks is assigned to the command of the Department of the Gulf, including the State of Texas.

By Order of the Secretary of War:

E.D. TOWNSEND, Assistant Adjutant General.

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  • Article Title General Orders, No. 184 (U.S. War Department)
  • Coverage November 8, 1862
  • Author
  • Keywords banks
  • 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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