Black and white photo of Irvin McDowell.

On May 21, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 201, assigning Major General Irvin McDowell, to the command of the Department of the Pacific. [National Archives]

General Orders, No. 201 (U.S. War Department)

May 21, 1864

On May 21, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 201, assigning Major General Irvin McDowell, to the command of the Department of the Pacific.

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General Orders, No. 201

War Department, Adjutant General’s Office
Washington, May 21, 1864

Major General Irvin McDowell, U. S. Volunteers, is, by direction of the President, assigned to the command of the Department of the Pacific, Headquarters, San Francisco, California.

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR:

E.D. TOWNSEND,
Assistant Adjutant General.

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  • Article Title General Orders, No. 201 (U.S. War Department)
  • Coverage May 21, 1864
  • Author
  • Keywords Irvin McDowell
  • 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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