Portrait of William J. Hardee

On October 6, 1864, William J. Hardee (pictured here) informed Samuel Cooper, Adjutant and Inspector-General of the Confederate Army that he had assumed command of the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. [Wikimedia Commons]

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

October 6, 1864

On October 6, 1864, William J. Hardee informed Samuel Cooper, Adjutant and Inspector-General of the Confederate Army that he had assumed command of the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.

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CHARLESTON, S. C., October 6, 1864.

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General, Richmond, Va.:

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I have the honor to report that, in obedience to the orders of His Excellency the President, I, on the 5th instant, assumed command of the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.

W. J. HARDEE,

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  • Article Title Text of Message from William J. Hardee Assuming Command of the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida
  • Coverage October 6, 1864
  • Author
  • Keywords William J. Hardee, Samuel Cooper
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date August 12, 2022
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update April 19, 2022
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