Portrait of George Crook

On July 25, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 234, assigning Brevet Major General George Crook to command the Department of West Virginia. [Wikimedia Commons]

General Orders, No. 234 (U.S. War Department)

July 25, 1864

On July 25, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 234, assigning Brevet Major General George Crook to command the Department of West Virginia.

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General Orders, No. 234

War Department, Adjutant General’s Office
Washington, July 
25, 1864

I.. Brevet Major General George Crook, U. S. Volunteers, is specially assigned by the President to command in the Department of West Virginia, with the rank of Brevet Major General.

II.. By direction of the President, Brevet Major General W. H. Emory, U. S. Volunteers, is assigned to duty according to his brevet of Major General.

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. 234 (U.S. War Department)
  • Coverage July 25, 1864
  • Author
  • Keywords George Crook
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date July 27, 2021
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update February 11, 2021
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