Portrait of David Hunter

On March 15, 1862, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 26 announcing the creation of the Department of the South commanded by Major General David Hunter. [Wikimedia Commons]

General Orders, No. 26 (U.S. War Department)

March 15, 1862

On March 15, 1862, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 26 announcing the creation of the Department of the South commanded by Major General David Hunter.

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General Orders, No. 26

War Dep’t, Adjutant General’s Office,
Washington, March 15, 1862.

The States of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, with the expedition and forces now under Brig. Gen. T. W. Sherman, will constitute a military department, to be called the Department of the South, to be commanded by Major-General Hunter.

By order of the Secretary of War:

L. THOMAS, Adjutant-General.

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  • Article Title General Orders, No. 26 (U.S. War Department)
  • Coverage March 15, 1862
  • Author
  • Keywords hunter, department of the south
  • 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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