Portrait of Franz Sigel

On February 29, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 80, assigning Major General Franz Sigel to command the Department of West Virginia. [Wikimedia Commons]

General Orders, No. 80 (U.S. War Department)

February 29, 1864

On February 29, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 80, assigning Major General Franz Sigel to command the Department of West Virginia.

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General Orders, No. 80.

WAR DEPT., ADJ’T GENL’S OFFICE,
Washington, Feb. 29, 1864

Major General Franz Sigel, U. S. Volunteers, is assigned to the command of the Department of West Virginia.

By order of the President:

W. A. NICHOLS,
Ass’t Adj’t General

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Citation Information

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  • Article Title General Orders, No. 80 (U.S. War Department)
  • Coverage February 29, 1864
  • Author
  • Keywords Franz Sigel, Department of West Virginia.
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date July 7, 2022
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update May 5, 2022
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