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HDQRS. RIGHT WING, ARMY OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

At Murphy's Farm, near Bardstown, Ky., September 27, 1862.

Major-General WITHERS:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that General Duncan's brigade will encamp at McAfee's Spring, which can be pointed out by General Chalmers, he being familiar with the ground. You will please apply to General Chalmers, as he has not been requested to act in the matter. Other arrangements will be made for the part of General Chatham's command. The major-general commanding intended to encamp at the point just designated for General Duncan.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

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Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. RIGHT WING, ARMY OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

At Murphy's Farm, near Bardstown, Ky., September 27, 1862.

Major-General CHEATHAM:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding right wing, learning that General Duncan's brigade has been relieved by one from General Hardee's command, directs me to say that he finds himself obliged to withdraw the permission granted you to encamp one of your brigades near General Withers' new camping ground. He desires that you will encamp your whole command on Mill Creek.

I am, general, your obedient servant,

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Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT Numbers 2,

Numbers 5. Bardstown, Ky., September 27, 1862.

I. Brigadier General C. L. Stevenson will leave a small brigade of infantry and 300 or 400 cavalry as a guard to the depot at Danville (probably Bryantsville) and will with balance of his command to Frankfort and assume command at that place, throwing a brigade to Shelbyville to relieve Brigadier-General Cleburne,who, on being relieved, will proceed with his two brigades of infantry to Fairfield, this side of Taylorsville, and report to these headquarters.

II. The commanding officer at Danville will send from the first troops that arrive at that place a regiment of infantry and two companies of cavalry to London as a guard to the depot to be established there. The quartermaster's and subsistence departments will see to the collection of forage and subsistence, &c., at that point.

III. The depot ordered to be established at Danville will be transferred as rapidly as practicable to Bryantsville and Camp Dick Robinson, where all will in future be concentrated.

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By command of General Bragg:

JNumbers M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.