Portrait of Edmund Kirby Smith.

On February 9, 1863, the Confederate War Department extended the command of Lieutenant General Edmund Kirby Smith to embrace the Trans-Mississippi Department. [Wikimedia Commons]

Special Orders, No. 33 (CSA)

February 9, 1863

On February 9, 1863, the Confederate War Department extended the command of Lieutenant General Edmund Kirby Smith to embrace the Trans-Mississippi Department.

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SPECIAL ORDERS, No. 33

ADJT. AND INSPECTOR GENERAL’S OFFICE,

Richmond, February 9, 1863.

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XXVII. The command of Lieutenant General E. Kirby Smith is extended so as to embrace the Trans-Mississippi Department.

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By command of the Secretary of War:

JNO. WITHERS,
Assistant Adjutant-General.

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  • Article Title Special Orders, No. 33 (CSA)
  • Coverage February 9, 1863
  • Author
  • Keywords Edmund Kirby Smith, Trans-Mississippi Department
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date August 14, 2022
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update May 6, 2022
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