Portrait of John Bell Hood

On January 23, 1865, General P. G. T. Beauregard issued an unnumbered special field order announcing that Lieutenant General Richard Taylor was replacing General John Bell Hood (pictured here) as commander of the Army of Tennessee. [Wikimedia Commons]

Special Field Orders No. __ (Headquarters, Military Division of the West, CSA) Text

January 23, 1865

On January 23, 1865, General P. G. T. Beauregard issued an unnumbered special field order announcing that Lieutenant General Richard Taylor was replacing General John Bell Hood as commander of the Army of Tennessee.

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SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS, No. ___

HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF THE WEST,
January 23, 1865.

 

I.  General J. B. Hood is relieved, at his own request, by the War Department from the command of the Army of Tennessee. He will report for orders to the War Department, at Richmond, Va.

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II. Lieut. Gen. R. Taylor, commanding Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana, will assume command of the Army of Tennessee until further orders.

G. T. BEAUREGARD,
General.

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Citation Information

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  • Article Title Special Field Orders No. __ (Headquarters, Military Division of the West, CSA) Text
  • Coverage January 23, 1865
  • Author
  • Keywords General P. G. T. Beauregard, Richard Taylor, John Bell Hood, Army of Tennessee
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date August 19, 2022
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update July 6, 2022
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