Portrait of Edwin Vose Sumner

On August 2, 1862, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 93, announcing appointments to the ranks of major general and brigadier general, including Edwin V. Sumner (pictured here). [Wikimedia Commons]

General Orders, No. 93 (U.S. War Department)

August 2, 1862

On August 2, 1862, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 93, announcing appointments to the ranks of major and brigadier. This is a transcript of those appointments.

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General Orders, No. 93

War Dep’t, Adjutant General’s Office
Washington, August 2, 1862

Appointments made by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, since the publication of “General Orders,” No. 87, of Julv 24, 1862.

[Extract]

III._ APPOINTMENTS MADE IN THE VOLUNTEER FORCE CALLED INTO SERVICE UNDER THE ACTS APPROVED JULY 22 AND 25, 18G1, AND JULY 5, 1838.

To Be Major Generals.

Brigadier General Edwin V. Sumner, of the United States Army, July 4, 1862.

Brigadier General Samuel P. Heintzelman, of the United States Volunteers, July 4, 1862.

Brigadier General Erasmus D. Keyes, of the United States Volunteers, July 4, 1862.

Brigadier General Fitz-John Porter, of the United States Volunteers, July 4, 1862.

Brigadier General William B. Franklin, of the United States Volunteers, July 4, 1862.

Brigadier General Alexander McD. McCook, of the United States Volunteers, July 17, 1862.

Brigadier General William Nelson, of the United States Volunteers, July 17, 1862.

Brigadier General Thomas L. Crittenden, of the United States Volunteers, July 17, 1862.

Brigadier Generals.

Brevet Lieutenant Colonel Benjamin S. Roberts, Major Third Cavalry, July 16, 1862.

Major Alfred Pleasonton, of the Second Cavalry, July 16, 1862.

Colonel Jacob Ammen, of the Twenty-fourth Ohio Volunteers, July 16, 1862.

Colonel Joshua W. Sill, of the Thirty-third Ohio Volunteers, July 16, 1862.

Catherinus P. Buckingham, of Ohio, July 16, 1862.

Colonel Fitz-Henry Warren, of the First Iowa Cavalry, July 16, 1862.

Colonel Morgan L. Smith, of the Eighth Missouri Volunteers, July 16, 1862.

Colonel Charles Cruft, of the Thirty-first Indiana Volunteers, July 16, 1862.

Colonel Frederick Salomon, of the Ninth Wisconsin Volunteers, July 16, 1862.

Colonel James S. Jackson, of the Third Kentucky Cavalry, July 16, 1862.

Colonel Cadwalader C. Washburne, of the Second Wisconsin Cavalry, July 16, 1862.

Lieutenant Colonel Francis J. Herron, of the Ninth Iowa Volunteers, July 16, 1862.

Colonel John Cochrane, of the New York Chasseurs, July 17, 1862.

Colonel John B. Turchin, of the Nineteenth Illinois Volunteers, July 17, 1862.

Colonel Henry S. Briggs, of the Tenth Massachusetts Volunteers, July 17, 1862.

Colonel Conrad Feger Jackson, of the Ninth Pennsylvania Volunteers, July 17, 1803.

Colonel James D. Morgan, of the Tenth Illinois Volunteers, July 17, 1862.

Colonel August Willich, of the Thirty-second Indiana Volunteers, July 17, 1862.

Colonel Henry D. Terry, of the Fifth Michigan Volunteers, July 17, 1862.

Colonel James Steedman, of the Sixty-eighth Ohio Volunteers, July 17, 1862.

By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,
Assistant Adjutant-General.

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  • Article Title General Orders, No. 93 (U.S. War Department)
  • Coverage August 2, 1862
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  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date August 1, 2021
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update February 11, 2021
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