Union Post War Organisation

Union Post War Organisation

June 1865-December 1865

Military Division of the Pacific

(Established, June 27 1865-December 31 1865)

  • Henry Wager Halleck (June 27 1865-December 31 1865)

June 27 1865: The Military Division of the Pacific was established. It included the Department of California and the Department of the Columbia. Major-General Henry Wager Halleck was appointed to command the Military Division of the Pacific, arriving on 30th August 1865. The Department of California was established in the Military Division of the Pacific. The District of Arizona transferred from the Department of the Pacific to the Department of California. The Department of the Columbia was established in the Military Division of the Pacific.

August 30 1865: Major-General Henry Wager Halleck arrived to command the Military Division of the Pacific.

Department of California

(Established, from Department of the Pacific, June 27 1865-December 31 1865)

  • Irvin McDowell (June 27 1865-December 31 1865)

June 27 1865: The Department of California was established in the Military Division of the Pacific. It included California, Nevada, the Arizona Territory, and the New Mexico Territory transferred from the Department of the Pacific and the Department of the Missouri. The District of Arizona transferred from the Department of the Pacific to the Department of California. Major-General Irvin McDowell was appointed to command the Department of California, arriving on July 1st 1865.

July 1 1865: Major-General Irvin McDowell arrived to command the Department of California.

July 21 1865: The District of Arizona was discontinued.

District of Arizona

(Transferred from Department of the Pacific, June 27 1865-July 21 1865, discontinued)

  • John Sanford Mason (June 27 1865-July 21 1865)

June 27 1865: The District of Arizona transferred from the Department of the Pacific to the Department of California. Brigadier-General John Sanford Mason retained command of the District of Arizona.

July 21 1865: The District of Arizona was discontinued.

Department of the Columbia

(Established, from Department of the Pacific, June 27 1865-December 31 1865)

  • (George Wright), George Byron Currey (temporary June 27 1865-November 13 1865)
  • Charles Swain Lovell (temporary November 13 1865-November 20 1865)
  • John Miller Drake (interim November 20 1865-December 1 1865)
  • Charles Swain Lovell (November 13 1865-December 31 1865)

June 27 1865: The Department of the Columbia was established in the Military Division of the Pacific. It included Oregon, Washington Territory and Idaho Territory transferred from the Department of the Pacific. Brigadier-General George Wright was appointed to command the Department of the Columbia. Colonel George Byron Currey assumed temporary command of the Department of the Columbia, arriving on 8th August 1865.

July 30 1865: Brigadier-General George Wright died prior to taking command of the Department of the Columbia. Colonel George Byron Currey retained temporary command of the Department of the Columbia, arriving on August 18 1865.

August 18 1865: Colonel George Byron Currey arrived to temporary command of the Department of the Columbia.

November 13 1865: Colonel Charles Swain Lovell was appointed to temporary command of the Department of the Columbia, arriving on 1st December 1865, to succeed Colonel George Byron Currey.

November 20 1865: Lieutenant-Colonel John Miller Drake assumed temporary command of the Department of the Columbia, succeeding Colonel George Byron Curry.

December 1 1865: Colonel Charles Swain Lovell arrived to command the Department of the Columbia, succeeding Lieutenant Colonel John Miller Drake.

Military Division of the Atlantic

(Established, from Department of the James, June 27 1865-December 31 1865)

  • George Gordon Meade (June 27 1865-December 31 1865)

June 27 1865: The Military Division of the Atlantic was established. It included the Department of the East, the Department of Virginia, the Department of North Carolina, the Department of South Carolina, and the Middle Department. Major-General George Gordon Meade was appointed to command the Military Division of the Atlantic, arriving on 1st July 1865. The Army of the Potomac transferred from the Department of the Potomac to the Military Division of the Atlantic. The Department of the East transferred to the Military Division of the Atlantic. The Middle Department transferred to the Military Division of the Atlantic. The Department of North Carolina transferred from the Military Division of the Mississippi to the Military Division of the Atlantic. The Department of South Carolina was established in the Military Division of the Atlantic. The Department of Virginia transferred from the Military Division of the James to the Military Division of the Atlantic. The Department of Washington transferred from the Middle Military Division to the Military Division of the Atlantic. The Sub-District of the Peninsula transferred with the District of Fort Monroe to the Military Division of the Atlantic.

June 28 1865: The Army of the Potomac was discontinued. The Army of the James transferred from the Department of Virginia to the Military Division of the Atlantic.

July 1 1865: Major-General George Gordon Meade arrived to command the Military Division of the Atlantic.

August 1 1865: The Army of the James was discontinued. VIII Corps (Middle) was discontinued. X Corps (North Carolina) was discontinued. XXIII Corps (North Carolina) was discontinued. XXIV Corps (James) was discontinued.

Department of the East

(Transferred to Military Division of the Atlantic, June 27 1865-December 31 1865)

  • John Adams Dix (June 27 1865-July 15 1865)
  • Joseph Hooker (July 15 1865-December 31 1865)

June 27 1865: The Department of the East transferred to the Military Division of the Atlantic. Major-General John Adams Dix retained command of the Department of the East.

July 15 1865: Major-General Joseph Hooker assumed command of the Department of the East, succeeding Major-General John Adams Dix.

September 14 1865: The District of Western New York was established in the Department of the East. It comprised Elmira, Rochester, Fort Ontario, Fort Niagara and Fort Porter counties in New York.

District of Western New York

(Established, September 14 1865-December 31 1865)

  • Alexander Samuel Diven (September 14 1865-December 31 1865)

September 14 1865: The District of Western New York was established in the Department of the East. It comprised Elmira, Rochester, Fort Ontario, Fort Niagara and Fort Porter counties in New York. Colonel Alexander Samuel Diven assumed command of the District of Western New York.

Department of Virginia

(Transferred from Military Division of the James, June 27 1865-December 31 1865)

  • Alfred Howe Terry (June 27 1865-December 31 1865)

June 27 1865: The Department of Virginia transferred from the Military Division of the James to the Military Division of the Atlantic. It was reorganised to comprise Virginia except for Alexandria, Fairfax and Loudoun counties and the Shenandoah Valley south of and including Rockingham County, transferred from the Department of the Potomac. Major-General Alfred Howe Terry retained command of the Department of Virginia. The District of Virginia transferred with the Department of Virginia to the Military Division of the Atlantic. The Army of the James transferred with the Department of Virginia to the Military Division of the Atlantic. The District of Eastern Virginia transferred with the Department of Virginia to the Military Division of the Atlantic. The District of Fort Monroe transferred with the Department of Virginia to the Military Division of the Atlantic. The Sub-District of the Peninsula transferred with the District of Fort Monroe to the Military Division of the Atlantic. The Sub-District of Blackwater transferred with the District of the Nottoway to the Military Division of the Atlantic. The Sub-District of Roanoke transferred with the District of the Nottoway to the Military Division of the Atlantic. The Sub-District of the Rappahannock transferred with the Department of Virginia to the Military Division of the Atlantic. The Sub-District of the South Anna transferred with the Department of Virginia to the Military Division of the Atlantic.

July 10 1865: The District of Northeastern Virginia was established in the Department of Virginia.

July 13 1865: The District of Lynchburg was discontinued. Manchester County, Virginia, was added to the District of Henrico. The District of Southwestern Virginia was established in the Department of Virginia.

July 16 1865: The Sub-District of Roanoke was discontinued. The Sub-District of the Rappahannock was discontinued, and its territory incorporated into the District of Northeastern Virginia.

August 1 1865: The District of the Nottoway was discontinued. The Sub-District of Blackwater transferred from the District of the Nottoway to the Department of Virginia. The Sub-District of the Appomattox transferred from the District of the Nottoway to the Department of Virginia. The Army of the James was discontinued.

August 11 1865: The Sub-District of the Appomattox was discontinued.

August 24 1865: The District of Eastern Virginia was discontinued.

August 29 1865: The Sub-District of the Peninsula was discontinued.

September 19 1865: The Sub-District of Blackwater was discontinued.

District of Virginia

(Transferred from Military Division of the James, June 27 1865-December 31 1865)

  • Edward Otho Cresap Ord (June 27 1865-December 31 1865)

June 27 1865: The District of Virginia transferred with the Department of Virginia to the Military Division of the Atlantic. Major-General Edward Otho Cresap Ord retained command of the District of Virginia.

District of Henrico

(Transferred from Military Division of the James, June 27 1865-December 31 1865)

  • John Wesley Turner (June 27 1865-December 31 1865)

June 27 1865: The District of Henrico transferred with the Department of Virginia to the Military Division of the Atlantic. Brigadier-General John Wesley Turner retained command of the District of Henrico.

July 13 1865: Manchester County, Virginia, was added to the District of Henrico.

District of Eastern Virginia

(Transferred from Military Division of the James, June 27 1865-August 24 1865, discontinued)

  • George Henry Gordon (June 27 1865-August 24 1865)

June 27 1865: The District of Eastern Virginia transferred with the Department of Virginia to the Military Division of the Atlantic. Brigadier-General George Henry Gordon retained command of District of Eastern Virginia.

August 24 1865: The District of Eastern Virginia was discontinued.

District of Fort Monroe

(Transferred from Military Division of the James, June 27 1865-December 31 1865)

  • Nelson Appleton Miles (June 27 1865-December 31 1865)

June 27 1865: The District of Fort Monroe transferred with the Department of Virginia to the Military Division of the Atlantic. Brigadier-General Nelson Appleton Miles retained command of the District of Fort Monroe. The Sub-District of the Peninsula transferred with the District of Fort Monroe to the Military Division of the Atlantic.

August 29 1865: The Sub-District of the Peninsula was discontinued.

Sub-District of the Peninsula

(Transferred from Military Division of the James, June 27 1865-August 29 1865, discontinued)

  • Benjamin Chambers Ludlow (June 27 1865-August 29 1865)

June 27 1865: The Sub-District of the Peninsula transferred with the District of Fort Monroe to the Military Division of the Atlantic. Colonel Benjamin Chambers Ludlow retained command of the Sub-District of the Peninsula.

August 29 1865: The Sub-District of the Peninsula was discontinued.

District of Lynchburg

(From Military Division of the James, June 27 1865-July 13 1865, discontinued, to District of Southwestern Virginia)

  • John Irvin Gregg (June 27 1865-July 13 1865)

June 27 1865: The District of Lynchburg transferred with the Department of Virginia to the Military Division of the Atlantic. Colonel John Irvin Gregg retained command of the District of Lynchburg.

July 13 1865: The District of Lynchburg was discontinued.

District of the Nottoway

(Transferred from Military Division of the James, June 27 1865-August 1 1865, discontinued)

  • George Lucas Hartsuff (June 27 1865-August 1 1865)

June 27 1865: The District of the Nottoway transferred with the Department of Virginia to the Military Division of the Atlantic. Major-General George Lucas Hartsuff retained command of the District of the Nottoway. The Sub-District of Blackwater transferred with the District of the Nottoway to the Military Division of the Atlantic. The Sub-District of Roanoke transferred with the District of the Nottoway to the Military Division of the Atlantic.

August 1 1865: The District of the Nottoway was discontinued. The Sub-District of Blackwater transferred from the District of the Nottoway to the Department of Virginia. The Sub-District of the Appomattox transferred from the District of the Nottoway to the Department of Virginia.

Sub-District of Blackwater

(Transferred from Military Division of the James, June 27 1865-August 1 1865, transferred to Department of Virginia)

  • Gilbert Hunt McKibbin (June 27 1865-August 1 1865)

June 27 1865: The Sub-District of Blackwater transferred with the District of the Nottoway to the Military Division of the Atlantic. Captain Gilbert Hunt McKibbin assumed command of the Sub-District of Blackwater.

August 1 1865: The Sub-District of Blackwater transferred from the District of the Nottoway to the Department of Virginia.

Sub-District of Roanoke

(Transferred from Military Division of the James, June 27 1865-July 16 1865, discontinued)

  • Edward Ferrero (June 27 1865-July 16 1865)

June 27 1865: The Sub-District of Roanoke transferred with the District of the Nottoway to the Military Division of the Atlantic. Brigadier-General Edward Ferrero retained command of the Sub-District of Roanoke.

July 16 1865: The Sub-District of Roanoke was discontinued.

Sub-District of the Appomattox

(Transferred from Military Division of the James, June 27 1865-August 1 1865, transferred to Department of Virginia)

  • Charles Henry Smith (June 27 1865-August 1 1865)

June 27 1865: The Sub-District of the Appomattox transferred with the District of the Nottoway to the Military Division of the Atlantic. Colonel Charles Henry Smith retained command of the Sub-District of the Appomattox.

August 1 1865: The Sub-District of the Appomattox transferred from the District of the Nottoway to the Department of Virginia.

Sub-District of the Rappahannock

(Transferred from Military Division of the James, June 27 1865-July 16 1865, discontinued)

  • Edwin Vose Sumner Jr (June 27 1865-July 16 1865)

June 27 1865: The Sub-District of the Rappahannock transferred with the Department of Virginia to the Military Division of the Atlantic. Colonel Edwin Vose Sumner Jr retained command of the Sub-District of the Rappahannock.

July 16 1865: The Sub-District of the Rappahannock was discontinued, and its territory incorporated into the District of Northeastern Virginia.

Sub-District of the South Anna

(Transferred from Military Division of the James, June 27 1865-December 31 1865)

  • Alvin Coe Voris (June 27 1865-December 31 1865)

June 27 1865: The Sub-District of the South Anna transferred with the Department of Virginia to the Military Division of the Atlantic. Colonel Alvin Coe Voris retained command of the Sub-District of the South Anna.

District of Northeastern Virginia

(Established, July 10 1865-December 31 1865)

  • Charles Devens (July 10 1865-December 31 1865)

July 10 1865: The District of Northeastern Virginia was established in the Department of Virginia. It comprised the counties of Loudon, Prince William, Fauquier, Stafford, Rappahannock, Culpeper, Madison, King George, Westmoreland, Northumberland, Richmond and Lancaster in Virginia. Brigadier-General Charles Devens assumed command of the District of Northeastern Virginia.

District of Southwestern Virginia

(Established, from District of Lynchburg, July 13 1865-December 31 1865)

  • Newton Martin Curtis (July 13 1865-December 31 1865)

July 13 1865: The District of Southwestern Virginia was established in the Department of Virginia. It comprised 31 counties in south-western Virginia around Lynchburg. Brigadier-General Newton Martin Curtis assumed command of the District of Southwestern Virginia.

Sub-District of Blackwater

(Transferred from District of the Nottoway, August 1 1865-September 19 1865, discontinued)

  • Gilbert Hunt McKibbin (August 1 1865-September 19 1865)

August 1 1865: The Sub-District of Blackwater transferred from the District of the Nottoway to the Department of Virginia. Captain Gilbert Hunt McKibbin retained command of the Sub-District of Blackwater.

September 19 1865: The Sub-District of Blackwater was discontinued.

Sub-District of the Appomattox

(Transferred from District of the Nottoway, August 1 1865-August 11 1865, discontinued)

  • Charles Henry Smith (August 1 1865-August 11 1865)

August 1 1865: The Sub-District of the Appomattox transferred from the District of the Nottoway to the Department of Virginia. Colonel Charles Henry Smith retained command of the Sub-District of the Appomattox.

August 11 1865: The Sub-District of the Appomattox was discontinued.

Department of North Carolina

(Transferred from Military Division of the Mississippi, June 27 1865-December 31 1865)

  • Samuel Powhatan Carter (temporary June 27 1865-June 28 1865)
  • Thomas Howard Ruger (June 28 1865-December 31 1865)

June 27 1865: The Department of North Carolina transferred from the Military Division of the Mississippi to the Military Division of the Atlantic. Brigadier-General Samuel Powhatan Carter assumed temporary command of the Department of North Carolina, succeeding Brigadier-General Thomas Howard Ruger. The District of Wilmington transferred with the Department of North Carolina to the Military Division of the Atlantic. X Corps (North Carolina) transferred with the Department of North Carolina to the Military Division of the Atlantic. XXIII Corps (North Carolina) transferred with the Department of North Carolina to the Military Division of the Atlantic. The District of Beaufort (North Carolina) transferred with the Department of North Carolina to the Military Division of the Atlantic.

June 28 1865: Brigadier-General Thomas Howard Ruger assumed command of the Department of North Carolina, succeeding Brigadier-General Samuel Powhatan Carter.

July 6 1865: The District of Beaufort (North Carolina) was discontinued. The District of Greensboro was established in the Department of North Carolina. The District of New Bern was established in the Department of North Carolina. The District of Raleigh was established in the Department of North Carolina. The District of West North Carolina was established in the Department of North Carolina.

August 1 1865: X Corps (North Carolina) was discontinued. XXIII Corps (North Carolina) was discontinued.

September 20 1865: The District of Wilmington was discontinued.

October 1 1865: The District of West North Carolina was discontinued.

District of Wilmington

(Transferred from Military Division of the Mississippi, June 27 1865-September 20 1865, discontinued)

  • John Worthington Ames (June 27 1865-September 20 1865)

June 27 1865: The District of Wilmington transferred with the Department of North Carolina to the Military Division of the Atlantic. Colonel John Worthington retained command of the District of Wilmington.

September 20 1865: The District of Wilmington was discontinued.

District of Beaufort North Carolina

(Transferred from Military Division of the Mississippi, June 27 1865-July 6 1865, discontinued)

  • Charles Jackson Paine (June 27 1865-July 6 1865)

June 27 1865: The District of Beaufort (North Carolina) transferred with the Department of North Carolina to the Military Division of the Atlantic. Brigadier-General Charles Jackson Paine retained command of the District of Beaufort (North Carolina).

July 6 1865: The District of Beaufort (North Carolina) was discontinued.

District of New Bern

(Established, July 6 1865-December 31 1865)

  • Charles Jackson Paine (July 6 1865-December 31 1865)

July 6 1865: The District of New Bern was established in the Department of North Carolina. It comprised the counties of Hertford, Bertie, Martin, Pitt, Greene, Lenoir, Jones and Onslow and all counties east of them in North Carolina. Brigadier-General Charles Jackson Paine assumed command of the District of New Bern.

District of Greensboro

(Established, July 6 1865-December 31 1865)

  • Samuel Powhatan Carter (July 6 1865-December 31 1865)

July 6 1865: The District of Greensboro was established in the Department of North Carolina. The district extended over 22 counties in central North Carolina, around Greensboro. Brigadier-General Samuel Powhatan Carter assumed command of the District of Greensboro.

District of Raleigh

(Established, July 6 1865-December 31 1865)

  • Adelbert Ames (July 6 1865-December 31 1865)

July 6 1865: The District of Raleigh was established in the Department of North Carolina. It comprised the vicinity of Raleigh and Goldsboro, North Carolina. Brigadier-General Adelbert Ames assumed command of the District of Raleigh.

District of West North Carolina

(Established, July 6 1865-October 1 1865, discontinued)

  • Thomas Tinsley Heath (July 6 1865-October 1 1865)

July 6 1865: The District of West North Carolina was established in the Department of North Carolina. It comprised the territory around Morganton, North Carolina. Colonel Thomas Tinsley Heath assumed command of the District of West North Carolina.

October 1 19865: The District of West North Carolina was discontinued.

X Corps North Carolina

(Transferred from the Military Division of the Mississippi, June 27 1865-August 1 1865, discontinued)

  • Adelbert Ames (June 27 1865-August 1 1865)

June 27 1865: X Corps (North Carolina) transferred with the Department of North Carolina to the Military Division of the Atlantic. Brigadier-General Adelbert Ames retained command of X Corps (North Carolina).

August 1 1865: X Corps (North Carolina) was discontinued.

XXIII Corps North Carolina

(Transferred from the Military Division of the Mississippi, June 27 1865-August 1 1865, discontinued)

  • Jacob Dolson Cox (June 27 1865-August 1 1865)

June 27 1865: XXIII Corps (North Carolina) transferred with the Department of North Carolina to the Military Division of the Atlantic. Major-General Jacob Dolson Cox retained command of XXIII Corps (North Carolina).

August 1 1865: XXIII Corps (North Carolina) was discontinued.

Department of South Carolina

(Established, from Department of the South, June 27 1865-December 31 1865)

  • Quincy Adams Gillmore (June 27 1865-September 10 1865)
  • Charles Devens (temporary September 10 1865-October 16 1865)
  • Quincy Adams Gillmore (October 16 1865-November 9 1865 interim November 18 1865)
  • Daniel Edgar Sickles (November 9 1865-December 31 1865)

June 27 1865: The Department of South Carolina was established in the Military Division of the Atlantic. Major-General Quincy Adams Gillmore was appointed to command the Department of South Carolina, arriving on 18th July 1865.

July 18 1865: Major-General Quincy Adams Gillmore arrived to command the Department of South Carolina.

September 10 1865: Brigadier-General Charles Devens assumed temporary command of the Department of South Carolina, succeeding Major-General Quincy Adams Gillmore.

October 16 1865: Major-General Quincy Adams Gillmore assumed command of the Department of South Carolina, succeeding Brigadier-General Charles Devens.

November 9 1865: Major-General Daniel Edgar Sickles was appointed to command the Department of South Carolina, arriving on 18th November 1865.

November 18 1865: Major-General Daniel Edgar Sickles arrived to command the Department of South Carolina, succeeding Brigadier-General Charles Devens.

Middle Department

(Transferred from Middle Military Division, June 27 1865-December 31 1865)

  • Lewis Wallace (interim June 27 1865-July 18 1865)
  • Winfield Scott Hancock (June 27 1865-August 18 1865)
  • Andrew Atkinson Humphreys (temporary August 18 1865-October 23 1865, October 23 1865-November 13 1865)
  • Winfield Scott Hancock (November 13 1865-December 21 1865)
  • Emory Upton (temporary December 21 1865-December 29 1865)
  • Winfield Scott Hancock (December 29 1865-December 31 1865)

June 27 1865: The Middle Department transferred from the Middle Military Division to the Military Division of the Atlantic. Major-General Winfield Scott Hancock was appointed to command the Middle Department, arriving on 18th July 1865, to succeed Major-General Lewis Wallace. Major-General Lewis Wallace retained interim command of the Middle Department. The District of Columbia, Montgomery county, that part of Anne Arundel county south of the Annapolis & Elkridge Railroad including Annapolis and Prince George’s, Calvert, Charles and St Mary’s counties in Maryland and Alexandria and Fairfax counties in Virginia were transferred from the Department of the Potomac and the Department of Washington to the Middle Department. The Department of West Virginia was discontinued, and its territory was incorporated into the Middle Department and the Department of the Ohio. The District of Annapolis transferred with the Middle Department to the Military Division of the Atlantic. The District of Delaware and the Eastern Shore transferred with the Middle Department to the Military Division of the Atlantic. VIII Corps (Middle) transferred from the Middle Military Division to the Military Division of the Atlantic.

July 18 1865: Major-General Winfield Scott Hancock arrived to command the Middle Department, succeeding Major-General Lewis Wallace.

July 19 1865: The District of Annapolis was discontinued.

July 27 1865: Fort Delaware transferred from the War Department to the Middle Department. IX Corps (Washington) was discontinued.

August 1 1865: The District of Delaware and the Eastern Shore was discontinued. VIII Corps (Middle) was discontinued.

August 18 1865: Major-General Andrew Atkinson Humphreys assumed temporary command of the Middle Department, succeeding Major-General Winfield Scott Hancock.

October 23 1865: Major-General Andrew Atkinson Humphreys assumed full command of the Middle Department, succeeding Major-General Winfield Scott Hancock.

November 13 1865: Major-General Winfield Scott Hancock assumed command of the Middle Department, succeeding Major-General Andrew Atkinson Humphreys.

December 21 1865: Brigadier-General Emory Upton assumed temporary command of the Middle Department, succeeding Major-General Winfield Scott Hancock.

December 29 1865: Major-General Winfield Scott Hancock assumed command of the Middle Department, succeeding Brigadier-General Emory Upton.

District of Annapolis

(Transferred from Middle Military Division, June 27 1865-July 19 1865, discontinued)

  • Frederic Dummer Sewall (June 27 1865-July 19 1865)

June 27 1865: The District of Annapolis transferred with the Middle Department to the Military Division of the Atlantic. Colonel Frederic Dummer Sewall retained command of the District of Annapolis.

July 19 1865: The District of Annapolis was discontinued.

District of Delaware and the Eastern Shore

(Transferred from Middle Military Division, June 27 1865-August 1 1865, discontinued)

  • John Moulder Wilson (June 27 1865-August 1 1865)

June 27 1865: The District of Delaware and the Eastern Shore transferred with the Middle Department to the Military Division of the Atlantic. Colonel John Moulder Wilson retained command of the District of Delaware and the Eastern Shore.

August 1 1865: The District of Delaware and the Eastern Shore was discontinued.

VIII Corps Middle

(Transferred from Middle Military Division, June 27 1865-August 1 1865, discontinued)

  • Lewis Wallace (June 27 1865-August 1 1865)

June 27 1865: VIII Corps (Middle) transferred from the Middle Military Division to the Military Division of the Atlantic. Major-General Lewis Wallace retained command of VIII Corps (Middle).

August 1 1865: VIII Corps (Middle) was discontinued.

Department of Washington

(Transferred from Middle Military Division, June 27 1865-December 31 1865)

  • Christopher Columbus Augur (June 27 1865-December 31 1865)

June 27 1865: The Department of Washington transferred from the Middle Military Division to the Military Division of the Atlantic. It was redefined to comprise the District of Columbia, Montgomery county, that part of Anne Arundel county south of the Annapolis & Elkridge Railroad including Annapolis and Prince George’s, Calvert, Charles and St Mary’s counties in Maryland and Alexandria and Fairfax counties in Virginia. These territories were taken from the Middle Department, the Department of the Potomac and the Department of Washington. Major-General Christopher Columbus Augur retained command of the Department of Washington. The District of Alexandria transferred with the Department of Washington to the Military Division of the Atlantic. The District of Washington transferred with the Department of Washington to the Military Division of the Atlantic. IX Corps (Washington) transferred with the Department of Washington to the Military Division of the Atlantic. The District of Alexandria was discontinued.

July 27 1865: IX Corps (Washington) was discontinued.

August 2 1865: The District of Washington was discontinued.

District of Alexandria

(Transferred from Middle Military Division, June 27 1865-July 20 1865, discontinued)

  • John Potts Slough (June 27 1865-July 20 1865)

June 27 1865: The District of Alexandria transferred with the Department of Washington to the Military Division of the Atlantic. Brigadier-General John Potts Slough retained command of the District of Alexandria.

July 20 1865: The District of Alexandria was discontinued.

District of Washington

(Transferred from Middle Military Division, June 27 1865-August 2 1865, discontinued)

  • Orlando Bolivar Willcox (June 27 1865-August 2 1865)

June 27 1865: The District of Washington transferred with the Department of Washington to the Military Division of the Atlantic. Brigadier-General Alexander Bolivar Willcox retained command of the District of Washington.

August 2 1865: The District of Washington was discontinued.

IX Corps Washington

(Transferred from Middle Military Division, June 27 1865-July 27 1865, discontinued)

  • John Grubb Parke (June 27 1865-July 27 1865)

June 27 1865: IX Corps (Washington) transferred with the Department of Washington to the Military Division of the Atlantic. Major-General John Grubb Parke retained command of IX Corps (Washington).

July 27 1865: IX Corps (Washington) was discontinued.

Army of the James

(Transferred from the Military Division of the James, June 27 1865-August 1 1865, discontinued)

  • Edward Otho Cresap Ord (June 27 1865-August 1 1865)

June 27 1865: The Army of the James transferred from the Military Division of the James, to the Military Division of the Atlantic. Major-General Edward Otho Cresap Ord retained command of the Army of the James. XXIV Corps (James) transferred with the Army of the James to the Military Division of the Atlantic.

August 1 1865: The Army of the James was discontinued. XXIV Corps (James) was discontinued.

XXIV Corps James

(Transferred from the Military Division of the James, June 27 1865-August 1 1865)

  • John Gibbon (June 27 1865-July 8 1865)
  • John Wesley Turner (July 8 1865-August 1 1865)

June 27 1865: XXIV Corps (James) transferred with the Army of the James to the Military Division of the Atlantic. Major-General John Gibbon retained command of XXIV Corps (James).

July 8 1865: Brigadier-General John Wesley Turner assumed temporary command of XXIV Corps (James), succeeding Major-General John Gibbon.

August 1 1865: XXIV Corps (James) was discontinued.

Army of the Potomac

(Transferred from the Military Division of the James, June 27 1865-June 28 1865)

  • George Gordon Meade (June 27 1865-June 28 1865)

June 27 1865: The Army of the Potomac transferred from the Department of the Potomac to the Military Division of the Atlantic. Major-General George Gordon Meade retained command of the Army of the Potomac.

June 28 1865: The Army of the Potomac was discontinued. II Corps (Potomac) was discontinued. V Corps (Potomac) was discontinued. VI Corps (Potomac) was discontinued.

II Corps Potomac

(Transferred from the Military Division of the James, June 27 1865-June 28 1865, discontinued)

  • Andrew Atkinson Humphreys (June 27 1865-June 28 1865)

June 27 17865: II Corps (Potomac) transferred with the Army of the Potomac to the Military Division of the Atlantic. Major-General Andrew Atkinson Humphreys retained command of II Corps (Potomac)

June 28 1865: II Corps (Potomac) was discontinued.

V Corps Potomac

(Transferred from the Military Division of the James, June 27 1865-June 28 1865, discontinued)

  • Charles Griffin (June 27 1865-June 28 1865)

June 27 1865: V Corps (Potomac) transferred with the Army of the Potomac to the Military Division of the Atlantic. Major-General Charles Griffin retained command of V Corps (Potomac).

June 28 1865: V Corps (Potomac) was discontinued.

VI Corps Potomac

(Transferred from the Military Division of the James, June 27 1865-June 28 1865, discontinued)

  • Horatio Gouverneur Wright (June 27 1865-June 28 1865)

VI Corps (Potomac) transferred with the Army of the Potomac to the Military Division of the James. Major-General Horatio Gouverneur Wright retained command of VI Corps (Potomac).

June 28 1865: VI Corps (Potomac) was discontinued.

Military Division of the Gulf

(Established, from Department of the Gulf, June 27 1865-December 31 1865)

  • Philip Henry Sheridan (June 27 1865-December 31 1865)

June 27 1865: The Military Division of the Gulf was established. It included the Department of Florida, the Department of Mississippi, the Department of Louisiana and the Department of Texas. Major-General Philip Henry Sheridan assumed command of the Military Division of the Gulf. The Department of the Gulf was discontinued, and its territory incorporated into the Department of Louisiana, the Department of Mississippi, the Department of Alabama, the Department of Florida and the Department of Texas. XIII Corps (Gulf) transferred from the Army of the Gulf to the Military Division of the Gulf. XVI Corps (Gulf) transferred from the Army of the Gulf to the Military Division of the Gulf. The District of Florida was discontinued, and its territory transferred to the Department of Florida. The Department of Florida was established in the Military Division of the Gulf. The Department of Louisiana was established in the Military Division of the Gulf. The Department of Mississippi was established in the Military Division of the Gulf. The Northern District of Mississippi was established in the Department of Mississippi. The Southern District of Mississippi was established in the Department of Mississippi. The Western District of Mississippi was established in the Department of Mississippi. The Department of Texas was established in the Military Division of the Gulf. The Central District of Texas was established in the Department of Texas. The Eastern District of Texas was established in the Department of Texas. The Western District of Texas was established in the Department of Texas.

July 20 1865: XIII Corps (Gulf) was discontinued. XVI Corps (Gulf) was discontinued.

October 7 1865: The Department of Mississippi transferred from the Military Division of the Gulf to the Military Division of the Tennessee.

Department of Florida

(Established, from District of Florida, June 27 1865-December 31 1865)

  • John Newton (interim June 27 1865-August 1 1865)
  • John Gray Foster (August 1 1865-December 31 1865)

June 27 1865: The Department of Florida was established in the Military Division of the Gulf. It included the state of Florida. The District of Florida was discontinued, and its territory transferred to the Department of Florida. Major-General John Gray Foster was appointed to command the Department of Florida, arriving on August 1st 1865. Brigadier-General John Newton exercised interim command of the Department of Florida.

August 1 1865: Major-General John Gray Foster arrived to command the Department of Florida.

Department of Louisiana

(Established, from Department of the Gulf, June 27 1865-December 31 1865)

  • Edward Richard Sprigg Canby (June 27 1865-December 31 1865)

June 27 1865: The Department of Louisiana was established in the Military Division of the Gulf. Major-General Edward Richard Sprigg Canby was appointed to command the Department of Louisiana, arriving on July 17th 1865. The District of Baton Rouge transferred from the Department of the Gulf to the Department of Louisiana. The Western District of Louisiana was established in the Department of Louisiana.

July 17 1865: Major-General Edward Richard Sprigg Canby arrived to command the Department of Louisiana. The District of Baton Rouge was discontinued.

July 20 1865: The Western District of Louisiana was discontinued.

July 26 1865: The Eastern District of Louisiana was discontinued.

District of Baton Rouge

(Transferred from Department of the Gulf, June 27 1865-July 17 1865, discontinued)

  • John Giles Fonda (June 27 1865-July 17 1865)

June 27 1865: The District of Baton Rouge transferred from the Department of the Gulf to the Department of Louisiana. Colonel John Giles Fonda retained command of the District of Baton Rouge.

July 17 1865: The District of Baton Rouge was discontinued.

Eastern District of Louisiana

(Established, from District of East Louisiana, June 27 1865-July 26 1865, discontinued)

  • Thomas West Sherman (June 27 1865-July 26 1865)

June 27 1865: The Eastern District of Louisiana was established in the Department of Louisiana, comprising the state of Louisiana east of the Mississippi River, the region between the Mississippi and the Atchafalaya and the ports from Brashear to New Iberia to Washington, Louisiana. Brigadier-General Thomas West Sherman assumed command of the Eastern District of Louisiana.

July 26 1865: The Eastern District of Louisiana was discontinued.

Western District of Louisiana

(Established, June 27 1865-July 20 1865, discontinued)

  • John Parker Hawkins (June 27 1865-July 20 1865)

June 27 1865: The Western District of Louisiana was established in the Department of Louisiana. It comprised the part of Louisiana west of the Mississippi River. Brigadier-General John Parker Hawkins assumed command of the Western District of Louisiana.

July 20 1865: The Western District of Louisiana was discontinued.

Department of Mississippi

(Established, from District of Mississippi, June 27 1865-October 7 1865, transferred to Military Division of the Tennessee)

  • Henry Warner Slocum (June 27 1865-September 16 1865 interim September 18 1865)
  • Peter Joseph Osterhaus (September 16 1865-October 7 1865)

June 27 1865: The Department of Mississippi was established in the Military Division of the Gulf. The state of Mississippi transferred from the District of Mississippi to the Department of the Gulf to the Department of Mississippi. Major-General Henry Warner Slocum assumed command of the Department of Mississippi, arriving on July 14th 1865. The Northern District of Mississippi was established in the Department of Mississippi. The Southern District of Mississippi was established in the Department of Mississippi. The Western District of Mississippi was established in the Department of Mississippi.

July 14 1865: Major-General Henry Warner Slocum arrived to command the Department of Mississippi.

September 16 1865: Major-General Peter Joseph Osterhaus was appointed to command the Department of Mississippi, arriving on September 18th 1865.

September 18 1865: Major-General Peter Joseph Osterhaus arrived to command the Department of Mississippi, succeeding Major-General Henry Warner Slocum.

October 7 1865: The Department of Mississippi transferred from the Military Division of the Gulf to the Military Division of the Tennessee. The Northern District of Mississippi transferred with the Department of Mississippi to the Military Division of the Tennessee. The Southern District of Mississippi transferred with the Department of Mississippi to the Military Division of the Tennessee. The Western District of Mississippi transferred with the Department of Mississippi to the Military Division of the Tennessee.

Northern District of Mississippi

(Established, from District of Mississippi, June 27 1865-October 7 1865, transferred to Military Division of the Tennessee)

  • Peter Joseph Osterhaus (June 27 1865-October 7 1865)

June 27 1865: The Northern District of Mississippi was established in the Department of Mississippi. It comprised the vicinity of Jackson, and all counties east and north of the city. Major-General Peter Joseph Osterhaus assumed command of the Northern District of Mississippi.

October 7 1865: The Northern District of Mississippi transferred with the Department of Mississippi to the Military Division of the Tennessee.

Southern District of Mississippi

(Established, from District of Mississippi, June 27 1865-October 7 1865, transferred to Military Division of the Tennessee)

  • John Wynn Davidson (June 27 1865-October 7 1865)

June 27 1865: The Southern District of Mississippi was established in the Department of Mississippi. It comprised all counties south of the northern lines of Claiborne, Copiah, Lawrence, Covington, Jones and Wayne counties in Mississippi. Brigadier-General John Wynn Davidson assumed command of the Southern District of Mississippi.

October 7 1865: The Southern District of Mississippi transferred with the Department of Mississippi to the Military Division of the Tennessee.

Western District of Mississippi

(Established, from District of Mississippi, June 27 1865-October 7 1865, transferred to Military Division of the Tennessee)

  • Joseph Adalmorn Maltby (June 27 1865-October 7 1865)

June 27 1865: The Western District of Mississippi was established in the Department of Mississippi. It comprised Bolivar, Sunflower, Washington, Yazoo, Issaquena and Warren counties. Brigadier-General Joseph Adalmorn Maltby assumed command of the Western District of Mississippi.

October 7 1865: The Western District of Mississippi transferred with the Department of Mississippi to the Military Division of the Tennessee.

Department of Texas

(Established, June 27 1865-December 31 1865)

  • Horatio Gouverneur Wright (June 27 1865-December 31 1865)

June 27 1865: The Department of Texas was established in the Military Division of the Gulf. It comprised the state of Texas. Major-General Horatio Gouverneur Wright was appointed to command the Department of Texas, arriving on 6thAugust 1865. The Central District of Texas was established in the Department of Texas. The Eastern District of Texas was established in the Department of Texas. The Western District of Texas was established in the Department of Texas.

July 20 1865: The Western District of Texas was discontinued. The Central District of Texas was discontinued. The Eastern District of Texas was discontinued.

August 6 1865: Major-General Horatio Gouverneur Wright arrived to command the Department of Texas.

Central District of Texas

(Established, June 27 1865-July 20 1865, discontinued)

  • David Sloane Stanley (June 27 1865-July 20 1865)

June 27 1865: The Central District of Texas was established in the Department of Texas. It comprised the region between the Nueces River and the Brazos and Navasota Rivers. Major-General David Sloane Stanley assumed command of the Central District of Texas.

July 20 1865: The Central District of Texas was discontinued.

Eastern District of Texas

(Established, June 27 1865-July 20 1865, discontinued)

  • Joseph Anthony Mower (June 27 1865-July 20 1865)

June 27 1865: The Eastern District of Texas was established in the Department of Texas. It comprised the region east of the Brazos and Navasotas Rivers. Brigadier-General Major-General Joseph Anthony Mower assumed command of the Eastern District of Texas.

July 20 1865: The Eastern District of Texas was discontinued.

Western District of Texas

(Established, June 27 1865-July 20 1865, discontinued)

  • Frederick Steele (June 27 1865-July 20 1865)

June 27 1865: The Western District of Texas was established in the Department of Texas. It comprised the state of Texas west of the Nueces River. Major-General Frederick Steele assumed command of the Western District of Texas.

July 20 1976: The Western District of Texas was discontinued.

XIII Corps Gulf

(Transferred from Army of the Gulf, June 27 1865-July 20 1865, discontinued)

  • Gordon Granger (June 27 1865-July 20 1865)

June 27 1865: XIII Corps (Gulf) transferred from the Army of the Gulf to the Military Division of the Gulf. Major-General Gordon Granger retained command of XIII Corps (Gulf).

July 20 1865: XIII Corps (Gulf) was discontinued.

XVI Corps Gulf

(Transferred from Army of the Gulf, June 27 1865-July 20 1865, discontinued)

  • Andrew Jackson Smith (June 27 1865-July 20 1865)

June 27 1865: XVI Corps (Gulf) transferred from the Army of the Gulf to the Military Division of the Gulf. Major-General Andrew Jackson Smith retained command of XVI Corps (Gulf).

July 20 1865: XVI Corps (Gulf) was discontinued.

Military Division of the Mississippi

(June 27 1865-December 31 1865)

  • William Tecumseh Sherman (June 27 1865-December 31 1865)

June 27 1865: The Military Division of the Mississippi was reorganised to consist of the Department of the Ohio, the Department of the Missouri and the Department of Arkansas. Major-General William Tecumseh Sherman retained command of the Military Division of the Mississippi. The Army of the Cumberland transferred to the Military Division of the Mississippi. The Department of Arkansas transferred from the Military Division of the Southwest to the Military Division of the Mississippi. The District of Minnesota transferred from the Department of the Northwest to the Department of the Missouri. The Department of the Missouri transferred to the Military Division of the Mississippi. The Department of the Ohio was established in the Military Division of the Mississippi. It comprised Ohio, Michigan, Illinois (except for Alton), and Indiana (except for Jeffersonville and New Albany). Alton, Illinois, transferred from the Department of the Missouri to the Department of the Ohio. The Army of the Tennessee remained subordinate to the Military Division of the Mississippi. XVII Corps (Tennessee) remained transferred to the Army of the Tennessee in the Military Division of the Mississippi. XV Corps (Tennessee) remained with the Army of the Tennessee in the Military Division of the Mississippi. XIV Corps (Mississippi) transferred to the Military Division of the Mississippi.

August 1 1865: The Department of Arkansas was discontinued. The Army of the Cumberland was discontinued. The Army of the Tennessee was discontinued. The Army of Arkansas was discontinued. VII Corps (Arkansas) was discontinued. XIV Corps (Mississippi) was discontinued. XV Corps (Tennessee) was discontinued. XVII Corps (Tennessee) was discontinued.

October 30 1865: The state of Wisconsin transferred from the Department of the Missouri to the Department of the Ohio.

Department of the Ohio

(June 27 1865-December 31 1865)

  • Edward Otho Cresap Ord (June 27 1865-July 5 1865)
  • Orlando Bolivar Willcox (July 5 1865-December 31 1865)

June 27 1865: The Department of the Ohio was established in the Military Division of the Mississippi. It comprised Ohio, Michigan, Illinois (except for Alton), and Indiana (except for Jeffersonville and New Albany). Alton, Illinois, transferred from the Department of the Missouri to the Department of the Ohio. Major-General Edward Otho Cresap Ord was appointed to command the Department of the Ohio, arriving on 5th July 1865.

July 5 1865: Major-General Edward Otho Cresap Ord arrived to command the Department of the Ohio.

October 30 1865: The state of Wisconsin transferred from the Department of the Missouri to the Department of the Ohio.

December 26 1865: Major-General Orlando Bolivar Willcox assumed temporary command of the Department of the Ohio, succeeding Major-General Edward Otho Cresap Ord.

Department of the Missouri

(June 27 1865-December 31 1865)

  • Grenville Mellen Dodge (interim June 27 1865-July 21 1865)
  • John Pope (July 21 1865-December 31 1865)

June 27 1865: The Department of the Missouri transferred to the Military Division of the Mississippi. Fort Garland, Arkansas, transferred from the Department of New Mexico to the Department of the Missouri. Major-General John Pope was appointed to command of the Department of the Missouri, arriving on 21st July 1865. Major-General Grenville Mellen Dodge retained interim command of the Department of the Missouri. Alton, Illinois, transferred from the Department of the Missouri to the Department of the Ohio. The District of Minnesota transferred from the Department of the Northwest to the Department of the Missouri. The Department of New Mexico was discontinued, and its territory transferred to the Department of California and the Department of the Missouri. The District of St Louis transferred with the Department of Missouri to the Military Division of the Mississippi. The District of Southwest Missouri transferred with the Department of Missouri to the Military Division of the Mississippi. The District of Central Missouri transferred with the Department of Missouri to the Military Division of the Mississippi. The District of Rolla transferred with the Department of Missouri to the Military Division of the Mississippi. The District of North Missouri transferred with the Department of Missouri to the Military Division of the Mississippi. The District of the Upper Arkansas transferred with the Department of Missouri to the Military Division of the Mississippi.

July 1 1865: The District of North Missouri was discontinued.

July 10 1865: The District of Central Missouri was discontinued. The District of Rolla was discontinued. The District of Southwest Missouri was discontinued. The District of St Louis was discontinued. The District of the Upper Arkansas was discontinued. The District of Missouri was established in the Department of the Missouri. It consisted of the territories previously in the District of St Louis, the District of Central Missouri and the District of Rolla.

July 21 1865: Major-General John Pope arrived to command the Department of the Missouri, succeeding Major-General Grenville Mellen Dodge.

August 1 1865: The Department of Arkansas was discontinued.

August 22 1865: The District of Missouri was discontinued.

October 30 1865: The state of Wisconsin transferred from the Department of the Missouri to the Department of the Ohio.

District of St Louis

(Transferred to Military Division of the Mississippi, June 27 1865-July 10 1865, to District of Missouri)

  • James Alexander Williamson (June 27 1865-July 10 1865)

June 27 1865: The District of St Louis transferred with the Department of Missouri to the Military Division of the Mississippi. Brigadier-General James Alexander Williamson retained command of the District of St Louis.

July 10 1865: The District of St Louis was discontinued, and its territory transferred to the District of Missouri.

District of Southwest Missouri

(Transferred to Military Division of the Mississippi, June 27 1865-July 10 1865, discontinued)

  • Thomas Jefferson McKean (June 27 1865-July 10 1865)

June 27 1865: The District of Southwest Missouri transferred with the Department of Missouri to the Military Division of the Mississippi. Brigadier-General Thomas Jefferson McKean retained command of the District of Southwest Missouri.

July 10 1865: The District of Southwest Missouri was discontinued.

District of Central Missouri

(Transferred to Military Division of the Mississippi, June 27 1865-July 10 1865, discontinued, to District of Missouri)

  • John Louie Beveridge (June 27 1865-July 10 1865)

June 27 1865: The District of Central Missouri transferred with the Department of Missouri to the Military Division of the Mississippi. Colonel John Lourie Beveridge retained command of the District of Central Missouri.

July 10 1865: The District of Central Missouri was discontinued, and its territory transferred to the District of Missouri.

District of Rolla

(Transferred to Military Division of the Mississippi, June 27 1865-July 10 1865, to District of Missouri)

  • John Morrill (June 27 1865-July 10 1865)

June 27 1865: The District of Rolla transferred with the Department of Missouri to the Military Division of the Mississippi. Colonel John Morrill retained command of the District of Rolla.

July 10 1865: The District of Rolla was discontinued was discontinued, and its territory transferred to the District of Missouri.

District of North Missouri

(Transferred to Military Division of the Mississippi, June 27 1865-July 1 1865, discontinued)

  • George Spalding (June 27 1865-July 1 1865)

June 27 1865: The District of North Missouri transferred with the Department of Missouri to the Military Division of the Mississippi. Colonel George Spalding retained command of the District of North Missouri.

July 1 1865: The District of North Missouri was discontinued.

District of the Upper Arkansas

(Transferred to Military Division of the Mississippi, June 27 1865-July 10 1865, discontinued)

  • James Hobart Ford (June 27 1865-July 10 1865)

June 27 1865: The District of the Upper Arkansas transferred with the Department of Missouri to the Military Division of the Mississippi. Colonel James Hobart Ford retained command of the District of the Upper Arkansas.

July 10 1865: The District of the Upper Arkansas was discontinued.

District of Minnesota

(Transferred from Department of the Northwest, June 27 1865-December 31 1865)

  • Henry Hastings Sibley (June 27 1865-December 31 1865)

June 27 1865: The District of Minnesota transferred from the Department of the Northwest to the Department of the Missouri. Brigadier-General Henry Hastings Sibley retained command of the District of Minnesota.

District of Missouri

(Established, July 10 1865-August 22 1865, discontinued)

  • James Alexander Williamson (July 10 1865-July 21 1865)
  • Thomas Church Haskell Smith (July 21 1865-August 22 1865)

July 10 1865: The District of Missouri was established in the Department of the Missouri. It consisted of the territories previously in the District of St Louis, the District of Central Missouri and the District of Rolla. Brigadier-General James Alexander Williamson assumed command of the District of Missouri.

July 21 1865: Brigadier-General Thomas Church Haskell Smith assumed command of the District of Missouri, succeeding Brigadier-General James Alexander Williamson.

August 22 1865: The District of Missouri was discontinued.

Department of Arkansas

(Transferred from Military Division of the Southwest, June 27 1865-August 1 1865, discontinued)

  • Joseph Jones Reynolds (June 27 1865-August 1 1865)

June 27 1865: The Department of Arkansas transferred from the Military Division of the Southwest to the Military Division of the Mississippi. Major-General Joseph Jones Reynolds retained command of the Department of Arkansas. The Army of Arkansas transferred with the Department of Arkansas to the Military Division of the Mississippi. VII Corps (Arkansas) transferred with the Army of Arkansas to the Military Division of the Mississippi.

August 1 1865: The Department of Arkansas was discontinued. The Army of Arkansas was discontinued. VII Corps (Arkansas) was discontinued.

Army of Arkansas

(Transferred from Military Division of the Southwest, June 27 1865-August 1 1865, discontinued)

  • Joseph Jones Reynolds (June 27 1865-August 1 1865)

June 27 1865: The Army of Arkansas transferred with the Department of Arkansas to the Military Division of the Mississippi. VII Corps (Arkansas) transferred with the Army of Arkansas to the Military Division of the Mississippi. Major-General Joseph Jones Reynolds retained command of the Army of Arkansas.

August 1 1865: The Army of Arkansas was discontinued. VII Corps (Arkansas) was discontinued.

VII Corps Arkansas

(Transferred from Military Division of the Southwest, June 27 1865-August 1 1865, discontinued)

  • Joseph Jones Reynolds (June 27 1865-August 1 1865)

June 27 1865: VII Corps (Arkansas) transferred with the Army of Arkansas to the Military Division of the Mississippi.

June 27 1865: Major-General Joseph Jones Reynolds retained command of VII Corps (Arkansas).

August 1 1865: VII Corps (Arkansas) was discontinued.

Army of the Cumberland

(Transferred from Department of the Cumberland, June 27 1865-August 1 1865, discontinued)

  • George Henry Thomas (June 27 1865-August 1 1865)

June 27 1865: The Army of the Cumberland transferred to the Military Division of the Mississippi. Major-General George Henry Thomas retained command of the Army of the Cumberland.

August 1 1865: The Army of the Cumberland was discontinued.

Army of the Tennessee

(Military Division of the Mississippi, June 27 1865-August 1 1865, discontinued)

  • John Alexander Logan (June 27 1865-August 1 1865)

June 27 1865: The Army of the Tennessee remained subordinate to the Military Division of the Mississippi. Major-General John Alexander Logan retained command of the Army of the Tennessee. XVII Corps (Tennessee) remained transferred to the Army of the Tennessee in the Military Division of the Mississippi. XV Corps (Tennessee) remained with the Army of the Tennessee in the Military Division of the Mississippi.

August 1 1865: The Army of the Tennessee was discontinued. XV Corps (Tennessee) was discontinued. XVII Corps (Tennessee) was discontinued.

XVII Corps Tennessee

(Military Division of the Mississippi, June 27 1865-August 1 1865, discontinued)

  • Mortimer Dormer Leggett (June 27 1865-July 1 1865)
  • Francis Preston Blair (July 1 1865-July 19 1865)
  • William Worth Belknap (July 19 1865-August 11 865)

June 27 1865: XVII Corps (Tennessee) remained transferred to the Army of the Tennessee in the Military Division of the Mississippi. Brigadier-General Mortimer Dormer Leggett retained command of XVII Corps (Tennessee).

July 1 1865: Major-General Francis Preston Blair assumed command of XVII Corps (Tennessee), succeeding Brigadier-General Mortimer Dormer Leggett.

July 19 1865: Brigadier-General William Worth Belknap assumed command of XVII Corps (Tennessee), succeeding Major-General Francis Preston Blair.

August 1 1865: XVII Corps (Tennessee) was discontinued.

XV Corps Tennessee

(Military Division of the Mississippi, June 27 1865-August 1 1865, discontinued)

  • William Babcock Hazen (June 27 1865-August 1 1865)

June 27 1865: XV Corps (Tennessee) remained with the Army of the Tennessee in the Military Division of the Mississippi. Major-General William Babcock Hazen retained command of XV Corps (Tennessee).

August 1 1865: XV Corps (Tennessee) was discontinued.

XIV Corps Mississippi

(Military Division of the Mississippi, June 27 1865-August 1 1865, discontinued)

  • Jefferson Columbus Davis (June 27 1865-August 1 1865)

June 27 1865: XIV Corps (Mississippi) remained transferred to the Military Division of the Mississippi. Brigadier-General Jefferson Columbus Davis retained command of XIV Corps (Mississippi).

August 1 1865: XIV Corps (Mississippi) was discontinued.

Military Division of the Tennessee

(Established from Department of the Tennessee, June 27 1865-December 31 1865)

  • George Henry Thomas (June 27 1865-December 31 1865)

. June 27 1865: The Military Division of the Tennessee was established. It comprised the Department of Tennessee, the Department of Kentucky, the Department of Alabama and the Department of Georgia. Major-General George Henry Thomas assumed command of the Military Division of the Tennessee. The Department of Alabama was established. The Department of Kentucky transferred from the Military Division of the Mississippi to the Military Division of the Tennessee. The Department of Tennessee was established in the Military Division of the Tennessee. The Department of Georgia was established in the Military Division of the Tennessee.

October 7 1865: The Department of Mississippi transferred from the Military Division of the Gulf to the Military Division of the Tennessee.

Department of Tennessee

(Established, June 27 1865-December 31 1865)

  • George Stoneman (June 27 1865-December 31 1865)

June 27 1865: The Military Division of the Tennessee was established. It comprised the Department of Tennessee, the Department of Kentucky, the Department of Alabama and the Department of Georgia. The Department of Tennessee was established in the Military Division of the Tennessee. It comprised the state of Tennessee. Major-General George Stoneman was appointed to command the Department of Tennessee, arriving on 1st July 1865.

July 1 1865: Major-General George Stoneman arrived to command the Department of Tennessee.

Department of Alabama

(Established, from District of Alabama, June 27 1865-December 31 1865)

  • Charles Robert Woods (June 27 1865-December 31 1865)

June 27 1865: The Department of the Gulf was discontinued, and its territory incorporated into the Department of Louisiana, the Department of Mississippi, the Department of Alabama, the Department of Florida and the Department of Texas. The Military Division of the Tennessee was established. It comprised the Department of Tennessee, the Department of Kentucky, the Department of Alabama and the Department of Georgia. The Department of Alabama was established, comprising the state of Alabama. It transferred to the Military Division of the Tennessee. Brigadier-General Charles Robert Woods was appointed to command the Department of Alabama, arriving on 18th July 1865. The District of Northern Alabama transferred to the Department of Alabama.

July 18 1865: Brigadier-General Charles Robert Woods arrived to command the Department of Alabama.

District of Northern Alabama

(Transferred from Department of the Cumberland, June 27 1865-September 10 1865, discontinued, to Department of Alabama)

  • Robert Seaman Granger (June 27 1865-September 10 1865)

June 27 1865: The District of Northern Alabama transferred to the Department of Alabama. Brigadier-General Robert Seaman Granger retained command of the District of Northern Alabama.

August 24 1865: Command of the District of Northern Alabama became vacant.

September 10 1865: The District of Northern Alabama was discontinued.

Department of Georgia

(Established, June 27 1865-December 31 1865)

  • James Blair Steedman June 29 1865-December 20 1865)
  • James Harrison Wilson (December 20 1865-)

June 27 1865: The Department of Georgia was established in the Military Division of the Tennessee. It comprised the state of Georgia. Major-General James Blair Steedman was appointed to command the Department of Georgia, arriving on 29thJune 1865.

June 29 1865: Major-General James Blair Steedman arrived to command the Department of Georgia.

December 20 1865: Major-General James Harrison Wilson assumed command of the Department of Georgia, succeeding Major-General James Blair Steedman.

Department of Kentucky

(Transferred from Military Division of the Mississippi, June 27 1865-December 31 1865)

  • Edward Henry Hobson (June 27 1865-December 31 1865)

June 27 1865: The Department of Kentucky transferred from the Military Division of the Mississippi to the Military Division of the Tennessee. Major-General John McAuley Palmer assumed command of the Department of Kentucky, succeeding Brigadier-General Edward Henry Hobson.

Department of Mississippi

(Transferred from Military Division of the Gulf, October 7 1865-December 31 1865)

  • Peter Joseph Osterhaus (October 7 1865-November 14 1865)
  • Thomas John Wood (November 14 1865-December 31 1865)

October 7 1865: The Department of Mississippi transferred from the Military Division of the Gulf to the Military Division of the Tennessee. Major-General Peter Joseph Osterhaus retained command of the Department of Mississippi. The Northern District of Mississippi transferred with the Department of Mississippi from the Military Division of the Gulf to the Military Division of the Tennessee. The Southern District of Mississippi transferred with the Department of Mississippi from the Military Division of the Gulf to the Military Division of the Tennessee. The Western District of Mississippi transferred with the Department of Mississippi from the Military Division of the Gulf to the Military Division of the Tennessee.

November 14 1865: Major-General Thomas John Wood assumed command of the Department of Mississippi, succeeding Major-General Peter Joseph Osterhaus.

Northern District of Mississippi

(Transferred from Military Division of the Gulf, October 7 1865-December 31 1865)

  • Peter Joseph Osterhaus (October 7 1865-December 31 1865)

October 7 1865: The Northern District of Mississippi transferred with the Department of Mississippi from the Military Division of the Gulf to the Military Division of the Tennessee. Major-General Peter Joseph Osterhaus retained command of the Northern District of Mississippi.

Southern District of Mississippi

(Transferred from Military Division of the Gulf, October 7 1865-December 31 1865)

  • John Wynn Davidson (October 7 1865-December 31 1865)

October 7 1865: The Southern District of Mississippi transferred with the Department of Mississippi from the Military Division of the Gulf to the Military Division of the Tennessee. Brigadier-General John Wynn Davidson retained command of the Southern District of Mississippi.

Western District of Mississippi

(Transferred from Military Division of the Gulf, October 7 1865-December 31 1865)

  • Joseph Adalmorn Maltby (October 7 1865-December 31 1865)

October 7 1865: The Western District of Mississippi transferred with the Department of Mississippi from the Military Division of the Gulf to the Military Division of the Tennessee. Brigadier-General Joseph Adalmorn Maltby retained command of the Northern District of Mississippi.

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