General Orders, No. 73 (U.S. War Department)

July 4, 1862

On July 4, 1862, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 73 announcing numerous promotions and appointments, including the appointment of twelve officers to the rank of brigadier general.

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General Orders, No. 73

War Dep’t, Adjutant General’s Office
Washington, July 4, 1862

Promotions and appointments in the Army of the United States, made by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, since the publication of “General Orders,” No. 63, of June 10, 1862.

IV.- APPOINTMENTS MADE IN THE VOLUNTEER FORCE. CALLED INTO SERVICE UNDER THE ACTS APPROVED JULY 22 AND 26. 1861, AND JULY 5, 1838.

To Be Brigadier Generals.

Colonel Adolph Von Steinwehr, of the Twenty-ninth New York Volunteers October 12, 18G1.

Major Zealous B. Tower, of the Corps of Engineers, November 28, 1861.

Captain Charles Griffin, of the 5th Regiment of Artillery, June 0, 1862.

Colonel George U. Gordon, of the Massachusetts Volunteers, June 9, 1862.

Colonel James M. Tuttle, of the Second Iowa Volunteers, June 9, 1862.

Colonel Julius White, of the Thirty-seventh Illinois Volunteers, June 9, 1862.

Colonel Peter J. Osterhaus, of the Twelfth Missouri Volunteers, June 9, 1862.

Colonel Stephen G. Burbridge, of the Twenty-sixth Kentucky Volunteers, June 9, 1862.

Major Washington L. Elliott, of the First Regiment of Cavalry, June 11, 1862.

Captain Albion P. Howe, of the Fourth Regiment of Artillery, June 11, 1862.

Green Clay Smith, of Kentucky, June 11, 1862

William B. Campbell, of Tennessee, June 30, 1862.

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  • Article Title General Orders, No. 73 (U.S. War Department)
  • Coverage July 4, 1862
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  • 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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