U.S. Grant organizes his senior command upon being promoted to general-in-chief
Important Military Order. Kew Yokk, March 15A special dispatch to tlie New York Times, dated Washington March 14th, says: The following important order has Jimt been published by the War uoparuneni: , ' , ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE, WASHINGTON, March 12. General Orders No. 98.] 1 The President of the United Statesorders as follows: ' . . First. Major General Halleck Is, at his own request, relieved from duty as General-in-Chief of the army, and Lieut. Gen. U. ti. Grant is assigned to the command of the armies of the United States. The headquarters headquarters of the army will be at Washington, and also with Lieut. Gen. Grant in tlie held. Second. Major Gen. Halleck is assigned to duty in Washington us Chief of Stall" of the army, under direction of the Secretary of War, and tho Lieutenant General commanding. commanding. His orders will be respected and obeyed accordingly. Third. Major Gun. W. T. Sherman Is assigned assigned to the command of the military division, division, of Mississippi, composed of the Departments Departments of Ohio, Cumberland, Tennessee and Arkansas. Fourth. Major Gen. J. B. McPherson is assigned to the command of the Department and Army of the Tennessee. Filth. In relieving Major Gen. UaMeck from duty as General In Chief, the President President desires to express his appreciation and thanks for the able and zealous ni inner in which the arduous and responsible duties of that position have been performed. ; - By order of tlie Secretary of War. (Signed) E. D. A. A. G.