Portrait of Edward R. Canby

On May 27, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 203 ordering all officers in the Military Division of West Mississippi to obey the orders of Major General Canby. [Wikimedia Commons]

General Orders, No. 203 (U.S. War Department)

May 27, 1864

On May 27, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 203 ordering all officers in the Military Division of West Mississippi to obey the orders of Major General Edward Canby.

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General Orders, No. 203

War Department, Adjutant General’s Office
Washington, May 27, 1864

By direction of the President of the United States, the Department of Missouri is assigned to the Military Division of West Mississippi, and all officers in that Department will obey the orders of Major General Canby, U. S. Volunteers.

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR:

E.D. TOWNSEND,
Assistant Adjutant General.

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  • Article Title General Orders, No. 203 (U.S. War Department)
  • Coverage May 27, 1864
  • Author
  • Keywords Edward Canby
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date July 30, 2021
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update February 11, 2021
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