Portrait of Philip Sheridan

On September 21, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 259, appointing Philip H. Sheridan as commander of the Middle Military Division. [Wikimedia Commons]

General Orders, No. 259 (U.S. War Department)

September 21, 1864

On September 21, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 259, appointing Philip H. Sheridan as commander of the Middle Military Division.

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General Orders, No. 259

War Department, Adjutant General’s Office
Washington, September 
21, 1864

Major General P. H. SHERIDAN is assigned by the President permanently to the command of the Middle Military Division, consisting of the Middle Department, the Departments of Washington, of the Susquehanna, and of West Virginia, to which he was temporarily assigned by General Orders, No 240.

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. 259 (U.S. War Department)
  • Coverage September 21, 1864
  • Author
  • Keywords Philip H. Sheridan
  • 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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