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William T. Sherman issued General Orders No. 7 on October 8, 1861, establishing his command of the Department of the Cumberland. [Wikimedia Commons]

General Orders, No. 7 (Department of the Cumberland)

October 8, 1861

William T. Sherman issued General Orders No. 7 on October 8, 1861, establishing his command of the Department of the Cumberland.

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GENERAL ORDERS, NO 7

Headquarters Department of the Cumberland,

Louisville, Ky., October 8, 1861.

Brigadier-General Robert Anderson having relinquished the command of this department in General Orders No. 6, of this date, the undersigned assumes command of this department.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Brigadier-General.

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  • Article Title General Orders, No. 7 (Department of the Cumberland)
  • Coverage October 8, 1861
  • Author
  • Keywords sherman
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date July 7, 2022
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update May 6, 2022
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