General Orders, No. 96 (U.S. War Department), 1865

May 19, 1865

On May 19, 1865 the U.S. War Department issued General Orders No. 96, making John A. Logan the last commander of the Army of the Tennessee.

Portrait of John A. Logan

On May 19, 1865, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders No. 96, making John A. Logan the last commander of the Army of the Tennessee. [Wikimedia Commons]

GENERAL ORDERS, Numbers 96.

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL’S OFFICE,

Washington, May 19, 1865.

By direction of the President, Major General John A. Logan, U. S. Volunteers, is appointed to the command of the Army of the Tennessee, in place of Major-General Howard, assigned as commissioned of the Freedmen’s Bureau; and Major General W. B. Hazen, U. S. Volunteers, is appointed to the command of the Fifteenth Army Corps, in place of Major-General Logan.

By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND, Assistant Adjutant General

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  • Article Title General Orders, No. 96 (U.S. War Department), 1865
  • Date May 19, 1865
  • Author
  • Keywords John A. Logan
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date February 21, 2024
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update January 12, 2024

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