Portrait of General Winfield Scott

On July 5, 1841, U.S. President John Tyler issued an executive order appointing Major General Winfield Scott as General of the Army. [Wikimedia Commons]

President Tyler's Executive Order Appointing Winfield Scott as General of the Army (July 5, 1841)

July 5, 1841

On July 5, 1841, U.S. President John Tyler issued an executive order appointing Major General Winfield Scott as General of the Army.

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GENERAL ORDERS

WAR DEPARTMENT,

ADJUTANT-GENERAL’S OFFICE,

Washington, July 5, 1841.

Brevet Major-General Winfield Scott having been appointed by the President, by and with the consent and advice of the Senate, the Major-General of the Army of the United States, he is directed to assume the command and enter upon his duties accordingly.

By command of the President of the United States:

R. JONES,

Adjutant-General.

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  • Article Title President Tyler's Executive Order Appointing Winfield Scott as General of the Army (July 5, 1841)
  • Coverage July 5, 1841
  • Author
  • Keywords winfield scott, john tyler, general of the army
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date July 30, 2021
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update February 11, 2021
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