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Hurlbut, Stephen Augustus (1815-1882) General orders, no. 112

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01017 Author/Creator: Hurlbut, Stephen Augustus (1815-1882) Place Written: Bolivar, Tennessee Type: Broadside Date: 8 October 1862 Pagination: 1 p. ; 32 x 20 cm.

Praises his men, the "Fighting Fourth" Division of the Army of the Tennessee, for their actions after the battle of Corinth. Hurlbut's men arrived after the Confederate assault on the city had been repulsed, but he praises their actions against the retreating Confederates. "When at last our victorious flag shall float over the national domain reconquered and united...you shall recite...how you swept the rebel hosts, with every advantage of position across the Hatchie." Also informs his men that he has been promoted and will no longer command them, but says "whatever I may have of military reputation has been won by you." Asks them to continue to behave bravely in his absence. Hurlburt was promoted from Brigadier General to Major General on 17 September 1862, and on 26 October 1862 took command of the 13th Corps of the Army of the Tennessee.

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