War of the Rebellion: Serial 023 Page 0983 Chapter XXVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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train will be as follows: Cross Clinch River at the ford above Kingston thence down the Tennessee River Valley to Smith's Cross Roads; thence across Walden's Ridge via Foster's into Sequatchie Valley; thence to Jasper; thence via Winchester or Pelham, as hereafter ordered, to Tullahoma.

By command of Major-General Polk:

GEO. G. GARNER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. 2nd Brigadier, ARMY MID. TENNESSEE,

No. 3. October 30, 1862.

All the regiments of this brigade will move early on to-morrow morning. They will each be provided with two days' rations, one of which must be cooked. Commanders of regiments will take with them 100 rounds of ammunition to each man. Colonels of regiments will report to these headquarters immediately what amount of transportation they have.

By order of Colonel Joseph B. Palmer, commanding brigade:

[JAMES S. BARTON,]

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF EAST TENNESSEE,

Knoxville, October 31, 1862.

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General, Richmond, Va.:

GENERAL: The railroad boundary of this department runs through Atlanta, one portion of the town being in this department and the other in another department. I have heretofore considered atlanta, Ga., as being in this department and have acted accordingly, but some doubt having arisen in regard to the matter it is respectfully referred to you for decision.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

SAM. JONES,

Major-General.

KNOXVILLE, TENN., October 31, 1862.

GEORGE W. RANDOLPH,

Secretary of War:

Many of the regiments in the Army of the Mississippi are reduced below 100 men. They are from the States south and west of this. What is the course to be pursued to get these regiments filled? Your early reply is respectfully asked.

L. POLK,

Major-General, Commanding.