Text of Message Assigning William J. Hardee to Command of the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida

October 28, 1864

On October 28, 1864, CSA Secretary of War James Seddon announced the appointment of William J. Hardee (pictured here) as commander of the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.

Portrait of William J. Hardee

On October 28, 1864, CSA Secretary of War James Seddon announced the appointment of William J. Hardee (pictured here) as commander of the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. [Wikimedia Commons]

SPECIAL ORDERS, No. 257

ADJT. AND JNSP. GENERALS OFFIC1~,
Richmond, October 28, 1864.

XII. Lieutenant-General Hardee is relieved from duty in the Army of Tennessee, and will assume command of the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, to take effect from the time of his assuming command.

By command of the Secretary of War:

JOHN W. RIELY,
Assistant Adjutant- General.

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  • Article Title Text of Message Assigning William J. Hardee to Command of the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida
  • Date October 28, 1864
  • Author
  • Keywords James Seddon, William J. Hardee
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date February 28, 2024
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
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  • Date of Last Update January 12, 2024

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