Oliver Otis Howard portrait

On July 30, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 238, appointing Oliver O. Howard (pictured here) to command the Army and Department of the Tennessee, Henry Slocum to replace Joseph Hooker as commander of the 20th Army Corps, and David Stanley to command the 4th Army Corps. [Wikimedia Commons]

General Orders, No. 238 (U.S. War Department)

July 30, 1864

On July 30, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 238, appointing Oliver O. Howard to command the Army and Department of the Tennessee, Henry Slocum to replace Joseph Hooker as commander of the 20th Army Corps, and David Stanley to command the 4th Army Corps.

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General Orders, No. 238

War Department, Adjutant General’s Office
Washington, July 
30, 1864

The following assignments are hereby made:

1.  Major General O. O. HOWARD to the command of the Army and Department of the Tennessee.

2.  Major General H. W. SLOCUM to the command of the 20th Army Corps, vice Major General HOOKER, who is relieved at his own request.

3.  Major General D. S. STANLEY to the command of the 4th Army Corps, vice Major General HOWARD, transferred to the Army and Department of the Tennessee.

BY ORDER OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES:

E.D. TOWNSEND,
Assistant Adjutant General.

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Citation Information

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  • Article Title General Orders, No. 238 (U.S. War Department)
  • Coverage July 30, 1864
  • Author
  • Keywords Oliver O. Howard, Army of the Tennessee, Henry Slocum, Joseph Hooker, David Stanley
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date July 28, 2021
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update February 11, 2021
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