Portrait of Braxton Bragg

On May 6, 1862, Confederate General P. G. T. Beauregard issued General Orders, No. 37, placing General Braxton Bragg (pictured here) in command of the Army of the Mississippi. [Wikimedia Commons]

General Orders, No. 37 (Headquarters of the Forces, CSA)

May 6, 1862

On May 6, 1862, Confederate General P. G. T. Beauregard issued General Orders, No. 37, placing General Braxton Bragg in command of the Army of the Mississippi.

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GENERAL ORDERS, No. 37.

HEADQUARTERS OF THE FORCES,
Corinth, Miss., May 6, 1862.

I. General Braxton Bragg, C. S. Army, is assigned to the immediate command of that part of the forces known as the Army of the Mississippi.

II. The following officers are announced as chiefs in their respective departments of the general staff of the forces. They will be obeyed and respected accordingly.

Brig. Gen. Thomas Jordan, chief of staff and of adjutant-generals department.

Brig. Gen. J. E. Slaughter, inspector-generals department.

Maj. Eugene E. McLean, Quartermasters Department C. S. Army, in department of supplies and means of transportation.

Maj. A. J. Smith, chief in the pay department.

Lieut. Col. R. B. Lee, chief of subsistence department.

Surg. R. L Brodie medical director.

Col. John Pegram, C. S. Army, chief of engineers.

Col. William G. Gill, chief of ordnance and artillery.

By command of General Beauregard:

            THOMAS JORDAN,
Assistant Adjutant- General.

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Citation Information

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  • Article Title General Orders, No. 37 (Headquarters of the Forces, CSA)
  • Coverage May 6, 1862
  • Author
  • Keywords P. G. T. Beauregard, Braxton Bragg, Army of the Mississippi (CSA)
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date July 28, 2021
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update February 11, 2021
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