War of the Rebellion: Serial 011 Page 0531 Chapter XXII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - CONFEDERATE.

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to 100 rations, 12 quarts; vinegar to 100 rations, 4 quarts; soap to 100 rations, 4 pounds; salt to 100 rations, 2 quarts; sperm candles to 100 rations, 1 pound, or star candles to 100 rations, 1 1/4 pounds; or tallow candles, to 100 rations 1 1/2 pounds; when practicable, an extra issue of lard once in five days, 8 ounces.

Extra issues of fresh vegetables when practicable.

Pork and bacon two days in seven.

By command of General Beauregard:

THOMAS JORDAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. WESTERN DEPARTMENT,

Numbers 44.

Corinth, Miss., May 19, 1862

For the information of this army the following General Orders, Numbers 28, of the Federal officer Major General Butler (the Haynau of the North), commanding at New Orleans, will be read on dress parade:

NOTICE.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF

Numbers 28.

New Orleans, May 15, 1862

As the officers and soldiers of the United States have been subject to repeated insults from the women (calling themselves ladies) of New Orleans, in return for the most scrupulous non-interference and courtesy on our part, it is ordered that hereafter when any female shall, by word, gesture, or movement, insult or show contempt for any officer or soldier of the United States, she shall be regarded and held liable to be treated as a woman of the town plying her avocation.

By command of Major-General Butler:

GEO. C. STRONG.

Assistant Adjutant-General, Chief of Staff.

MEN OF THE SOUTH: Shall our mothers, our wives, our daughters, and our sisters be thus outraged by the ruffianly soldiers of the North, to whom is given the right to treat at their pleasure the ladies of the South as common harlots?

Arouse, friends, and drive back from our soil those infamous invaders of our homes and disturbers of our family ties.

G. T. BEAUREGARD

General, Commanding.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. WESTERN DEPARTMENT,

Numbers 45

Corinth, Miss., May 19, 1862

Major George W. Brent is announced as acting chief of staff of the forces until further orders. He will be obeyed and respected accordingly.

By command of General Beauregard:

THOMAS JORDAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

NEAR CHAMBERS, MISS.,

May 19, 1862

Brigadier-General DONELSON:

SIR: The enemy have advanced on us this morning with artillery, infantry, and cavalry. We have lost 1 man. It will be prudent for