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On July 12, 1863, Brigadier General Quincy A. Gillmore issued General Orders, No. 47 announcing that he had assumed command of the Department of the South. [Wikimedia Commons]

General Orders, No. 47 (Department of the South)

July 12, 1863

On July 12, 1863, Brigadier General Quincy A. Gillmore issued General Orders, No. 47 announcing that he had assumed command of the Department of the South.

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General Orders, No. 47

HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE SOUTH
Hilton Head, Port Royal, S. C., July 12, 1863

I. By direction of the President, as announced in special orders from the headquarters of the Army, dated Washington, June 3, 1863, the undersigned hereby assumes command of the Department of the South.

II. All orders and regulations established by Major-General Hunter, and now in operation, will remain in full force until otherwise ordered.

Q. A. GILLMORE,
Brigadier-General, Commanding

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  • Article Title General Orders, No. 47 (Department of the South)
  • Coverage July 12, 1863
  • Author
  • Keywords Gillmore, Department of the South.
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date July 30, 2021
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update February 11, 2021
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