Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Major-General Burnside” in chapter 1 of Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 11.:
..., and that Major-General Burnside take the command of that army.
By order of the Secretary of War. E. D. Townsend, Assistant Adjutant-General.
war Department, Washington City, November 5, 1862. Major-General Burnside . Commanding, etc.:
General: Immediately on assuming command of the Army of the Potomac, you will report the position of your troops and what you purpose doing with them.
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