Photograph of George Henry Thomas.

On January 9, 1863, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 9, dividing the Army of the Cumberland into three army corps and assigning Major General George Thomas to command the Fourteenth Corps. [Library of Congress]

General Orders, No. 9 (U.S. War Department)

January 9, 1863

On January 9, 1863, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 9, dividing the Army of the Cumberland into three army corps.

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General Orders, No. 9

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

By direction of the President, the Army of the Cumberland, under the command of Major General Rosecrans, is divided into three Army Corps, to be known as the Fourteenth, Twentieth, and Twenty-first.

Major General G.H. Thomas is assigned to the command of the Fourteenth Corps;

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Major General A. McD. McCook, to command the Twentieth; and

Major General T.L. Crittenden, to the command of the Twenty-first Corps.

By Order of the Secretary of War:

E.D. TOWNSEND, Assistant Adjutant General.

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Citation Information

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  • Article Title General Orders, No. 9 (U.S. War Department)
  • Coverage January 9, 1863
  • Author
  • Keywords mccook, thomas, rosecrans, army of the cumberland
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date August 9, 2022
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update May 6, 2022
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