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General Orders, No. 282

GENERAL ORDERS -- CIVIL WAR). TOWNSEND, E.D.

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Washington, DC: War Department, 1864 November 14. 16mo. Handbill. Very good. Four-punched at left edge, not affecting text. Townsend announces the resignation of Major General George B. McClellan on November 8 -- though not stated, just after losing the presidential race to Lincoln -- and the appointment of Philip H. Sheridan as Major General: "That for the personal gallantry, military skill, and just confidence in the courage and patriotism of his troops. on the 19th day of October, at Cedar Run, whereby. his routed army was reorganized, a great national disaster averted, and a brilliant victory achieved over the rebels for the third time in pitched battle within thirty days." The acceptance of McClellan's resignation without comment or praise over a job well done speaks volumes about the much-disliked commander's lackluster performance. Bookseller Inventory # 24815

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Title: General Orders, No. 282

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