Albert Sidney Johnston

On September 10, 1861, the Confederate War Department issued Special Orders, No. 149, appointing General Albert Sidney Johnston to command of Confederate forces in the Western Theater. [Wikimedia Commons]

Special Orders, No. 149 (CSA War Dept.)

September 10, 1861

On September 10, 1861, the Confederate War Department issued Special Orders, No. 149, appointing General Albert Sidney Johnston to command of Confederate forces in the Western Theater.

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SPECIAL ORDERS, No. 149.

ADJ’T AND INSP. GENERALS OFFICE,
Richmond, Va., September
 10, 1861.

General Albert Sidney Johnston, C. S. Army, is assigned to the command of Department No. 2, which will hereafter embrace the States of Tennessee and Arkansas and that part of the State of Mississippi west of the New Orleans, Jackson and Great Northern and Central Railroad; also, the military operations in Kentucky, Missouri, Kansas, and the Indian country immediately west of Missouri and Arkansas.

He will repair to Memphis, Tenn., and assume command, fixing his headquarters at such point as in his judgment will best secure the purposes of the command.

By command of the Secretary of War:

JNO. WITHERS, 
Assistant Adjutant-General
.

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  • Article Title Special Orders, No. 149 (CSA War Dept.)
  • Coverage September 10, 1861
  • Author
  • Keywords Albert Sidney Johnston
  • 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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