Second Military District

The Second Military District of the U.S. Army was a temporary administrative unit of the U.S. War Department that existed in the American South. The district was stipulated by the Reconstruction Acts during the Reconstruction period following the American Civil War. It included the territories of North and South Carolina, and acted as the de facto military government of those states while a new civilian government was being re-established.[1] Originally commanded by Major General Daniel Sickles, after his removal by President Andrew Johnson on August 26, 1867, Brigadier General Edward Canby took over command until both states were readmitted in July 1868.

Map of the five Reconstruction military districts
  Second Military District

Its successor was the Department of the South.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Full Organization Authority Record: War Department. Second Military District. (03/11/1867 - 07/28/1868)". U.S National Archives. Retrieved 2013-04-03. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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