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.

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

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)
  • Date January 7, 1862
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  • Keywords burnside
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date May 27, 2024
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update March 18, 2024

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