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.
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