Portrait of George Crook

On August 30, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 248, replacing David Hunter with George Crook (pictured here) as commander of the Department of West Virginia. [Wikimedia Commons]

General Orders, No. 248 (U.S. War Department)

August 30, 1864

On August 30, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 248, replacing David Hunter with George Crook as commander of the Department of West Virginia.

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General Orders, No. 248

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

Major General D. HUNTER is relieved from command of the Department of West Virginia, and Brevet Major General GEORGE CROOK is assigned to the command in his place.

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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. 248 (U.S. War Department)
  • Coverage August 30, 1864
  • Author
  • Keywords David Hunter, George Crook
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date August 19, 2022
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update May 5, 2022
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