Department of the Lakes

The Department of the Lakes was a military department of the United States Army that existed from 1866 to 1873 and again from 1898 to 1913. It was subordinate to the Military Division of the Atlantic and comprised posts in the Midwestern United States as the successor to the Northern Department and the Department of the Ohio.[1]


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  1. ^ "Records of United States Army Continental Commands, 1821-1920".
  2. ^ "Brig. Gen. Hoyt Weds Nurse. Commander of Department of Lakes, 62, Married to Miss Harbold, 32" (PDF). New York Times. October 11, 1911. Retrieved 2015-04-13. Following a romance that began not so very long ago in St. Paul, Brig. Gen. Ralph Wilson Hoyt, U.S.A., Commander of the Department of the Lakes, and Miss Cora McKeever Harbold of Dillsburg, York County, Penn., a trained nurse, were married this afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas D. Richardson, 423 Wister Street, Germantown. ...