Portrait of Quincy Gillmore

On June 3, 1863, the Department of the Army issued Special Orders, No. 249 replacing Major General David Hunter with Brigadier General Quincy A. Gillmore as commander of the Department of the South. [Wikimedia Commons]

Special Orders, No. 249 (Headquarters of the Army)

June 3, 1863

On June 3, 1863, the Department of the Army issued Special Orders, No. 249 replacing Major General David Hunter with Brigadier General Quincy A. Gillmore as commander of the Department of the South.

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Special Orders, No. 249

Hdqrs. Of the Army, Adjt. General’s Office
Washington, June 3, 1863

V. By direction of the President Major-General Hunter is temporarily relieved from command of the Department of the South, and will report to the Adjutant-General for special duty in Washington. Brig. Gen. Q.A. Gillmore is assigned by the President to the temporary command of the Department of the South.

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By command of Major-General Halleck

J.C. KELTON, Assistant Adjutant-General

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Citation Information

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  • Article Title Special Orders, No. 249 (Headquarters of the Army)
  • Coverage June 3, 1863
  • Author
  • Keywords gillmore, hunter
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date August 9, 2022
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update May 6, 2022
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