Second Military District

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Map of the five Reconstruction military districts, with the Second Military District in tan.

The Second Military District was a military district of the U.S. War Department that existed in the American South during the Reconstruction era that followed 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.

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


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