United States. Army. Military Departments. Department of Mississippi--Northern District of Mississippi

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The United States Army Northern District of Mississippi was established on June 27, 1865 under the command of Brig. Gen. Peter J. Osterhaus. It was formed from a reorganization of the Army that detached the state of Mississippi from the Department of the Gulf and placed it into the Department of Mississippi and divided the former District of Mississippi into the Western, Northern, and Southern districts. It controlled Jackson and the areas in the immediate vicinity and all counties east and north. It was further divided into the sub-districts of Jackson, Grenada, Meridian, and Columbus. It was disestablished when Mississippi was transferred to the Department of the Tennessee on August 6, 1866. (Daily Mississippian, July 22, 1865; Eicher, Civil War High Commands, 833, 838, 846, 853)

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