Black and white photo of William T. Sherman.

On October 19, 1863, Ulysses S. Grant issued General Orders No. 2, naming William T. Sherman (pictured here) to succeed him as commander of the Department and Army of the Tennessee. [Wikimedia Commons]

General Orders, No. 2 (Division of the Mississippi)

October 19, 1863

On October 19, 1863, Ulysses S. Grant issued General Orders No. 2, naming William T. Sherman to succeed him as commander of the Department and Army of the Tennessee.

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HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

GENERAL ORDERS, No. 2.

Louisville, Ky., October 19, 1863.

Subject to the approval of the President, Major General W. T. Sherman, U. S. Volunteers, is hereby assigned to the command of the Department and Army of the Tennessee, headquarters in the field.

By order of Major General U. S. Grant:

T. S. BOWERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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Citation Information

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  • Article Title General Orders, No. 2 (Division of the Mississippi)
  • Coverage October 19, 1863
  • Author
  • Keywords grant, sherman, army of the tennessee
  • 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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