Portrait of Robert C. Schenck

On December 17, 1862, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 207, appointing Major General Robert. C. Schenck to command the Middle Department and the 8th Army Corps. [Wikimedia Commons]

General Orders, No. 207 (U.S. War Department)

December 17, 1862

On December 17, 1862, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 207, appointing Major General Robert. C. Schenck to command the Middle Department and the 8th Army Corps.

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General Orders, No. 207.

War Dep’t, Adjutant General’s Office
Washington, December 17, 1862

By direction of the President, Major General R.C. Schenck is appointed to command of the Middle Department, and the Eight Army Corps; Headquarters, Baltimore.

By Order of the Secretary of War:

E.D. TOWNSEND, Assistant Adjutant General

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  • Article Title General Orders, No. 207 (U.S. War Department)
  • Coverage December 17, 1862
  • Author
  • Keywords schenck
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date July 29, 2021
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update February 11, 2021
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