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On April 15, 1863, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 96, announcing President Abraham Lincoln’s appointment of eight corps commanders. [Wikimedia Commons]

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

April 15, 1863

On April 15, 1863, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 96, announcing President Abraham Lincoln's appointment of eight corps commanders.

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General Orders, No. 96

War Dep’t, Adjutant General’s Office,
Washington, April 15, 1863

By direction of the President, the following assignments are made of Army Corps Commanders:

1st Corps, Major General John F. Reynolds.

2d Corps, Major General D. N. Couch.

3d Corps, Major General D. E. Sickles.

5th Corps, Major General G. G. Meade.

6th Corps, Major General John Sedgwick.

11th Corps, Major General 0. O. Howard.

12th Corps, Major General H.W. Slocum.

Cavalry Corp*, Major General George Stoneman.

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)
  • Coverage April 15, 1863
  • Author
  • Keywords howard, lincoln, meade, reynolds, sedgwick, slocum, stoneman
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date July 27, 2021
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update February 11, 2021
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