W. T. SHERMAN, Lieutenant-General.
HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY, WASHINGTON, D. C., February 12, 1868.
The following orders are published for the information and guidance of all concerned:
EXECUTIVE MANSION, WASHINGTON, D. C., February 12, 1868.
GENERAL: You will please issue an order creating a military division to be styled 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, to be commanded by Lieutenant-General W. 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.
GENERAL U. S. GRANT, Commanding Armies of The United States, Washington, D. C.
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, Assistant Adjutant-General.