Portrait of Franz Sigel

On July 7, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued Special Orders, No. 230 relieving Major General Franz Sigel (pictured here) and Major General Julius Stahel from duty in the District of Harper’s Ferry. [Wikimedia Commons]

Special Orders, No. 230 (U.S. War Department)

July 7, 1864

On July 7, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued Special Orders, No. 230 relieving Major General Franz Sigel and Major General Julius Stahel from duty in the District of Harper's Ferry.

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SPECIAL ORDERS, Number 230

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL’S OFFICE,

Washington, July 7, 1864.

Brigadier General A. P. Howe is assigned to the command of the Military District of Harper’s Ferry from the Monocacy to Hancock, subject to the orders of Major-General Hunter. Major-Generals Sigel and Stahel are relieved from duty in the District of Harper’s Ferry, and will report in person at Cumberland, Md., to Major-General Hunter for orders.

By order of the President of the United States:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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  • Article Title Special Orders, No. 230 (U.S. War Department)
  • Coverage July 7, 1864
  • Author
  • Keywords Franz Sigel
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date July 29, 2021
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update February 11, 2021
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