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Army of the Shenandoah

        A force belonging to the Middle Military Division, organized for Major General Philip H. Sheridan, in August, 1864, in order to drive Lieutenant General Early from the Shenandoah valley.  It consisted of the Sixth Corps from the Army of the Potomac, and a detachment of the Nineteenth Corps, Army of the Gulf.  There was also a cavalry corps made up of two divisions of the cavalry of the Army of the Potomac.  With it acted the troops of the Department of West Virginia, a force created from the Eighth Corps (Middle Department), and sometimes called the Army of West Virginia, under the command of Major General George Crook.  Major General Wright of the Sixth Corps had charge of the Army of the Shenandoah for a few days in October, 1864, and Major General A. T. A. Torbert assumed the command in February, 1865, when Sheridan rejoined the Army of the Potomac with the cavalry.  Torbert was replaced in May 1865 by Major General Winfield Scott Hancock.

Source: "Photographic History of the Civil War"

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