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.
By command of Major-General Halleck
J.C. KELTON, Assistant Adjutant-General