HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY, WASHINGTON, March 8, 1869.
The following orders of the President of the United States are published for the information and government of all concerned
WAR DEPARTMENT, WASHINGTON CITY, March 5, 1869.
By direction of the President, General William T. Sherman will assume command of the Army of the United States.
The chiefs of staff corps, departments, and bureaus will report to and act under the immediate orders of the general commanding the army.
Any official business which by law or regulation requires the action of the President or Secretary of War will be submitted by the General of the Army to the Secretary of War, and in general all orders from the President or Secretary of War to any portion of the army, line or staff, will be transmitted through the General of the Army.
J. M. SCHOFIELD, Secretary of War.
By command of the General of the Army.