Portrait of David Hunter

On May 19, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 200 announcing that Major General David Hunter (pictured here) was replacing Major General Franz Sigel as commander of the Department of West Virginia. [Wikimedia Commons]

General Orders, No. 200 (U.S. War Department)

May 19, 1864

On May 19, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 200 announcing that Major General David Hunter was replacing Major General Franz Sigel as commander of the Department of West Virginia.

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GENERAL ORDERS, No. 200

WAR DEPT., ADJT., GENERAL’S OFFICE,.
Washington, May 19, 1864.

By direction of the President, Major General D. Hunter, U. S. Volunteers, is assigned to the command of the Department of West Virginia.

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By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,
Assistant Adjutant-General.

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Citation Information

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  • Article Title General Orders, No. 200 (U.S. War Department)
  • Coverage May 19, 1864
  • Author
  • Keywords David Hunter, Franz Sigel
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date August 12, 2022
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update May 5, 2022
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