Portrait of William S. Harney

On May 16, 1861, the U.S. War Department issued Special Orders, No, 135 relieving Brigadier General William S. Harney as commander of the Department of the West. [Wikimedia Commons]

Special Orders, No. 135 (U.S. War Department) (May 16, 1861)

May 16, 1861

On May 16, 1861, the U.S. War Department issued Special Orders, No, 135 relieving Brigadier General William S. Harney as commander of the Department of the West.

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Special Orders, No. 135

War Department, Adjutant General’s Office
Washington, May 16
, 1864

Brigadier General W. S. Harney is relieved from command of the Department of the West, and is granted leave of absence until further orders.

L. Thomas,
Adjutant-General.

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  • Article Title Special Orders, No. 135 (U.S. War Department) (May 16, 1861)
  • Coverage May 16, 1861
  • Author
  • Keywords harney, department of the west
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date July 31, 2021
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update February 11, 2021
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