Portrait of Ambrose Burnside

On January 7, 1862, Major General George B. McClellan issued General Orders, No. 2 creating the Department of North Carolina and naming Brigadier General Ambrose E. Burnside as commander. [Wikimedia Commons]

General Orders, No. 2 (Headquarters of the Army)

January 7, 1862

On January 7, 1862, Major General George B. McClellan issued General Orders, No. 2 creating the Department of North Carolina and naming Brigadier General Ambrose E. Burnside as commander.

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General Orders, No. 2

Headq’rs of the Army, Adj’t General’s Office
Washington, January 7, 1862

The State of North Carolina will hereafter constitute a separate military command, known as the department of North Carolina, under the command of Brigadier General Burnside.

By Command of Major General McClellan:

L. THOMAS, 
Adjutant General

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  • Article Title General Orders, No. 2 (Headquarters of the Army)
  • Coverage January 7, 1862
  • Author
  • Keywords burnside
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date July 31, 2021
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update February 11, 2021
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