Portrait of George G. Meade

On June 27, 1863, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders No. 194 replacing Joseph Hooker with George G. Meade as commander of the Army of the Potomac. [Wikimedia Commons]

General Orders, No. 186 (U.S. War Department)

June 27, 1863

On June 27, 1863, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders No. 194 replacing Joseph Hooker with George G. Meade as commander of the Army of the Potomac.

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General Orders, No. 194.

War Dep’t, Adjutant General’s Office,

Washington, June 27, 1863.

By direction of the President, Major General Joseph Hooker is relieved from command of the Army of the Potomac, and Major General George G. Meade is appointed to the command of that Army and the troops temporarily assigned to duty with it.

By Order of the Secretary of War:

E.D. TOWNSEND: Assistant Adjutant General

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  • Article Title General Orders, No. 186 (U.S. War Department)
  • Coverage June 27, 1863
  • Author
  • Keywords meade, hooker, army of the potomac
  • 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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