Promoting Future Civil War Generals... including upgrades in rank for Grant, Pickett and Beauregard!
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[MEXICAN AMERICAN WAR, CIVIL WAR GENERAL PROMOTIONS].
Collection of Printed Documents. Various General Orders. Washington, March 15, 1849-September 1, 1856. 18 pieces, 104 pp, 4 ¼” x 6 ½”.
A nice collection of original printed General Orders, many signed in ink by Adjutant General Samuel Cooper, others bearing the stamped signature of Adjutant General Roger Jones. dating between March 15, 1849 and September 1, 1856 noting the promotions, appointments and resignations of numerous officers who would become significant players in the Civil War. Promotions include George Pickett, Ulysses S. Grant (both brevetted for gallant conduct at Chapultec), John H. Winder (brevet for conduct during the capture of Mexico City), Bernard Bee, P. G. T. Beauregard, Danville Leadbetter, Montgomery Meigs, William Rosecrans, Simon Bolivar Buckner, Ethan Allen Hitchcock, David R. Jones, Irwin McDowell, William T. Sherman, George Meade, Fitz-John Porter, Barnard Bee (brevet for action at Molino del Ray) George B. McClellan, Ambrose Burnside, Daniel T. Tompkins, John T. Sprague, Henry Halleck, James B. McPherson, John Bell Hood, Quincy Adams Gillmore, John Buford, and others. Also of interest are the primary assignments of various West Point classes including Quincy Adams Gilmore (1849), William B. Magruder (1851) and others. Resignations include John M. Schofield and Henry W. Halleck. A few pages bear a light vertical crease, pin holes at left margins, otherwise bright and clean.