Portrait of Edmund Kirby Smith.

On February 25, 1862, the Confederate War Department issued General Orders, No. 45 appointing Major General Kirby Smith to command the Department of East Tennessee. [Wikimedia Commons]

Special Orders, No. 45 (CSA) Text

February 25, 1862

On February 25, 1862, the Confederate War Department issued General Orders, No. 45 appointing Major General Kirby Smith to command the Department of East Tennessee.

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SPECIAL ORDERS, Numbers 45.

ADJT. AND INSPECTOR GENERAL’S OFFICE,
Richmond, February 25, 1862.

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XX. Major General E. K. Smith will proceed to Knoxville, and assume command of the troops in East Tennessee, reporting by letter to General A. S. Johnston, at Murfreesborough, Tenn.

By command of the Secretary of War:

JNO. WITHERS,
Assistant Adjutant-General.

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Citation Information

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  • Article Title Special Orders, No. 45 (CSA) Text
  • Coverage February 25, 1862
  • Author
  • Keywords Kirby Smith, Department of East Tennessee.
  • 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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