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On June 17, 1864, Major General Benjamin F. Butler issued special orders announcing that he was withdrawing his previous orders relieving Major General Quincy A. Gillmore of his command. [Wikimedia Commons]

Special Orders (Department of Virginia and North Carolina) (Unnumbered, 6/17/1864)

June 17, 1864

On June 17, 1864, Major General Benjamin F. Butler issued special orders announcing that he was withdrawing his previous orders relieving Major General Quincy A. Gillmore of his command.

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SPECIAL ORDERS

Hdqrs. Dept. of Va. and N. Carolina,
In the Field, Va., June 17, 1864

So much of special orders from these headquarters as relieved Major-General Gillmore of the command of the troops of the Tenth Army Corps, serving in this department, is withdrawn as of the date of its issue, to wit, June 14, 1864.

By command of Major-General Butler:

R. S. DAVIS
Major and Assistant Adjutant General.

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Citation Information

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  • Article Title Special Orders (Department of Virginia and North Carolina) (Unnumbered, 6/17/1864)
  • Coverage June 17, 1864
  • Author
  • Keywords Benjamin F. Butler, Quincy A. Gillmore
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date July 27, 2021
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update February 11, 2021
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