Item Description: General Orders, dated 24 October 1863, signed by Major General William T. Sherman and written to Major General James McPherson. In this order, Sherman assumes command of the Department and Army of the Tennessee and names R. M. Sawyer as his Chief of Staff.
Department and Army of the Tenn.
Iuka, Miss. October 24. 1863.
I. Pursuant to General Order No. 2 from Head quarters Military Division of the Mississippi, Louisville Ky. of date October 19, 1863. the undersigned hereby assumes Command of the Department and Army of the Tennessee.
II. Major R. M. Sawyer, Assistant Adjutant General, is announced as Chief of Staff.
W. T. Sherman
Maj. Genl. Jas. B. McPherson
Comd’g. 17th Army Corps