Portrait of Edwin Vose Sumner

On March 9, 1863, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 57, replacing Major General Samuel R. Curtis with Major General Edwin V. Sumner (pictured here) as commander of the Department of the Missouri. [Wikimedia Commons]

General Orders, No. 57 (U.S. War Department)

March 9, 1863

On March 9, 1863, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 57, replacing Major General Samuel R. Curtis with Major General Edwin V. Sumner as commander of the Department of the Missouri.

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General Orders, No. 57

War Dep’t, Adjutant General’s Office,
Washington, March 9, 1863

I. — Major General Samuel R. Curtis, U. S. Volunteers, is relieved from the command of the Department of the Missouri.

II. — Major General Edwin V. Sumner, U. S. Volunteers, is assigned to the command of the Department of the Missouri.

By Order of the Secretary of War:

L. THOMAS, Adjutant General.

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  • Article Title General Orders, No. 57 (U.S. War Department)
  • Coverage March 9, 1863
  • Author
  • Keywords sumner, curtis
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date July 31, 2021
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update February 11, 2021
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