Portrait of Braxton Bragg

On July 5, 1862, Confederate General Braxton Bragg (pictured here) issued General Orders, No. 22, relinquishing command of the Army of the Mississippi to Major General William J. Hardee. [Wikimedia Commons]

General Orders, No. 22 (Headquarters of the Army of the Mississippi) (CSA)

July 5, 1862

On July 5, 1862, Confederate General Braxton Bragg issued General Orders, No. 22, relinquishing command of the Army of the Mississippi to Major General William J. Hardee.

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General Orders, No. 22

Headquarters of the Army of the Mississippi
Tupelo, Miss. July
 5, 1862

In compliance with General Orders, No. 89, Paragraph III, dated Headquarters Department No. 2, Tupelo, Miss., July 2, 1862, General Bragg relinquishes the command of the Army of the Mississippi to Major-General Hardee.

By command of General Bragg

GEO.G. GARNER
Assistant Adjutant-General.

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Citation Information

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  • Article Title General Orders, No. 22 (Headquarters of the Army of the Mississippi) (CSA)
  • Coverage July 5, 1862
  • Author
  • Keywords Braxton Bragg, Army of the Mississippi, William J. Hardee
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date August 1, 2021
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update February 11, 2021
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