GENERAL ORDERS No
General Orders No. 98.
WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE,
Washington, March 12, 1864.
The President of the United States orders as follows:
I. Maj. Gen. H. W. Halleck is, at his own request, relieved from duty as General-in-Chief of the Army, and Lieut. Gen. U.S. Grant is assigned to the command of the Armies of the United States. The Headquarters of the Army will be in Washington, and also with Lieutenant-General Grant in the field.
II. Maj. Gen. H. W. Halleck is assigned to duty in Washington as chief of staff of the Army, under the direction of the Secretary of War and the lieutenant-general commanding. His orders will be obeyed and respected accordingly.
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V. In relieving Major-General Halleck from duty as General-in-Chief the President desires to express his approbation and thanks for the able and zealous manner in which the arduous and responsible duties of that position have been performed.
By order of the Secretary of War:
E. D. TOWNSEND,
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