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.
- Bvt. Major General Joseph Hooker, August 23, 1866, to June 1, 1867
- Brigadier General John Pope, January 13, 1868, to April 30, 1870
- Bvt. Major General Philip St. George Cooke May 6, 1870, to Oct. 29, 1873
- Brigadier General Joseph Wheeler, June 18 to Sept. 10, 1900.
- Brigadier General Elwell Stephen Otis, October 29, 1900 to March 25, 1902.
- Brigadier General Frederick Dent Grant, January 15, 1904 to September 28, 1904.
- Major General Frederick Dent Grant, November 12, 1908, to July 23, 1910.
- Brigadier General Ralph Wilson Hoyt, 1911.
- "Records of United States Army Continental Commands, 1821-1920".
- "Brig. Gen. Hoyt Weds Nurse. Commander of Department of Lakes, 62, Married to Miss Harbold, 32". 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. ...