Black and white photo of William H. Rosecrans.

On January 22, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 28, replacing Major General John M. Schofield with Major General William S. Rosecrans (pictured here) as commander of the Department of the Missouri. [Wikimedia Commons]

General Orders, No. 28 (U.S. War Department)

January 22, 1864

On January 22, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 28, replacing Major General John M. Schofield with Major General William S. Rosecrans as commander of the Department of the Missouri.

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General Orders, No. 28

War Department, Adjutant General’s Office
Washington, January 22, 1864

By direction of the President of the United States, Major General W. S. Rosecrans, U. S. Volunteers, is appointed to the command of the Department of Missouri.

Major General J. M. Schofield, on being relieved from his command by Major General Rosecrans, will report for duty to Major General Grant, at Chattanooga, Tennessee.

By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,
Assistant Adjutant General.

Official:

Assistant Adjutant General

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Citation Information

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  • Article Title General Orders, No. 28 (U.S. War Department)
  • Coverage January 22, 1864
  • Author
  • Keywords John M. Schofield, William S. Rosecrans, Department of the Missouri.
  • 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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