Black and white photo of William H. Rosecrans.

On December 2, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 294, announcing that Grenville M. Dodge had replaced William S. Rosecrans (pictured here) as commander of the Department of the Missouri. [Wikimedia Commons]

General Orders, No. 294 (U.S. War Department)

December 2, 1864

On December 2, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 294, announcing that Grenville M. Dodge had replaced William S. Rosecrans as commander of the Department of the Missouri.

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General Orders, No. 294

War Department, Adjutant General’s Office
Washington, December 
2, 1864

I.. Major General G. M. DODGE, U. S. Volunteers, is appointed by the President to the command of the Department of Missouri.

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II.. Major General ROSECRANS, on being relieved, will repair to Cincinnati, Ohio, and report by letter to the Adjutant General of the Army.

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR:

E.D. TOWNSEND,
Assistant Adjutant General
.

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Citation Information

The following information is provided for citations.

  • Article Title General Orders, No. 294 (U.S. War Department)
  • Coverage December 2, 1864
  • Author
  • Keywords William S. Rosecrans
  • 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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