Portrait of Ulysses S. Grant

On June 17, 1864, Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant (pictured here) issued Special Orders, No. 36 (Armies of the United States) announcing that he was relieving Major General Quincy A. Gillmore of his command of the Tenth Army Corps at his own request. [Wikimedia Commons]

Special Orders, No. 36 (Headquarters, Armies of the United States) Text

June 17, 1864

On June 17, 1864, Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant issued Special Orders, No. 36 (Armies of the United States) announcing that he was relieving Major General Quincy A. Gillmore of his command of the Tenth Army Corps at his own request.

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Special Orders, No. 36

Hdqrs. Armies of the United States,
City Point, Va., June 17, 1864

2. Maj. Gen. Q.A. Gillmore, U.S. Volunteers, is, at his own request, hereby relieved from command of the Tenth Army Corps, serving in the Department of Virginia and North Carolina, to take effect and date from June 14 instant, and will proceed to Washington, D.C., and report to the Adjutant-General of the Army for orders. His personal staff has permission to accompany him.

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By command of Lieutenant-General Grant:

T.S. BOWERS,
Assistant Adjutant-General.

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  • Article Title Special Orders, No. 36 (Headquarters, Armies of the United States) Text
  • Coverage June 17, 1864
  • Author
  • Keywords Ulysses S. Grant, Quincy A. Gillmore
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date August 16, 2022
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update May 6, 2022
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