The First Military District, also known as Military District No. 1,
was one of five federal military districts created by the U.S. Congress after the
American Civil War (1861–1865) to
policies in the former states of the Confederacy. Composed of Virginia and under the
command of a succession of U.S. Army generals, the district effectively put the state
under military rule from March 1867 until January 1870. During that time, the. . .
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