Return to Department of the South
General O. M. Mitchel Staff
Department of the South
Sept. 17, 1862
GENERAL ORDERS,
HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH, No. 40.
Hilton Head, Port Royal, S. C., Sept. 17, 1862.

I.
Maj. Gen. 0. M. Mitchel, in obedience to orders from the Adjutant- Generals Office, hereby assumes
command of the Department of the South.

II. The following-named officers are hereby announced as members of the staff of the major-general
commanding the department: Maj. W. P. Prentice, assistant adjutant-general and chief of staff; Lients.
Birch, F. A. Mitchel, and J. C. Williams, aides-de-camp; Lient. Israel R. Scaly, acting assistant
adjutant-general.

III. Capt. E. W. Mitchel, assistant quartermaster, is temporarily assigned to duty, and is hereby
announced as acting aide-de-camp on the staff of the major-general commanding the department.

0. M. MITCHEL, .
Major- General, Commanding.
General O. M. Mitchel