Portrait of Jefferson Davis

On September 28, 1864, Confederate President Jefferson Davis (pictured here) ordered John Bell Hood to relieve William J. Hardee from duty with the Army of Tennessee. [Wikimedia Commons]

Message from Jefferson Davis Relieving William J. Hardee from Duty with the Army of Tennessee

September 28, 1864

On September 28, 1864, Confederate President Jefferson Davis ordered John Bell Hood to relieve William J. Hardee from duty with the Army of Tennessee.

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WEST POINT, ALA., September 28, 1864.

General JOHN B. HOOD,

Headquarters Army of Tennessee:

Relieve Lieutenant-General Hardee from duty with the Army of Tennessee, and direct him to proceed at once to Charleston, S. C., and assume command of the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.

JEFFN. DAVIS

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  • Article Title Message from Jefferson Davis Relieving William J. Hardee from Duty with the Army of Tennessee
  • Coverage September 28, 1864
  • Author
  • Keywords Jefferson Davis, John Bell Hood, William J. Hardee, Army of Tennessee
  • 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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