Executive Order—General Orders: 10
HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY,
The following orders are published for the information and guidance of all concerned:
Washington, D. C., February, 12, 1868.
General U. S. GRANT.
Commanding Armies of the United States, Washington, D. C.
GENERAL: You will please issue an order creating a military division, to be called the Military Division of the Atlantic, to be composed of the Department of the Lakes, the Department of the East. and the Department of Washington, and to be commanded by Lieutenant-General William T. Sherman, with his headquarters at Washington.
Until further orders from the President, you will assign no officer to the permanent command of the Military Division of the Missouri.
Major-General P. H. Sheridan, the senior officer in the Military Division of the Missouri, will temporarily perform the duties of commander of the Military Division of the Missouri, in addition to his duties of department commander.
By command of General Grant:
E. D. TOWNSEND,
Andrew Johnson, Executive Order—General Orders: 10 Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/202950