Portrait of Edward R. Canby

On May 7, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders No. 192, creating the Division of West Mississippi, Edward Canby commanding. [Wikimedia Commons]

General Orders, No. 192 (U.S. War Department)

May 7, 1864

On May 7, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders No. 192, creating the Division of West Mississippi, Edward Canby commanding.

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GENERAL ORDERS, No. 192.

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL’S OFFICE,

Washington, May 7, 1864.

By direction of the President, Major General E. R. S. Canby, U. S. Volunteers, is assigned to the command of the Military Division of West Mississippi, which will include the Departments of Arkansas and of the Gulf.

By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND, Assistant Adjutant-General.

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  • Article Title General Orders, No. 192 (U.S. War Department)
  • Coverage May 7, 1864
  • Author
  • Keywords Edward Canby
  • 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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