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RICHMOND, VA., June 14, 1862.

General BRAXTON BRAGG, Tupelo, Miss.:

You will immediately proceed to Jackson, Miss., and temporarily assume command of the department now commanded by General Lovell. After General Magruder joins, your further service there may be dispensed with. The necessity is urgent and absolute.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

TUPELO, MISS., June 14, 1862.

(Received at Richmond, Va. June 15, 1862.)

General S. COOPER:

General Bragg has just communicated to me a telegram sending him to relieve temporarily General Lovell. His presence here I consider indispensable at this moment, especially as I am leaving for a while on surgeon's certificate. For four months I have delayed obeying their urgent recommendation in that respect. I desire to be back here in that respect. I desire to be back here in time to take the offensive as soon as our forces shall have been sufficiently organized. I must have a short rest.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

[JUNE 14, 1862.-For Davis to W. P. Johnston, directing an inspection of Beauregard's army, see Series I, Vol. X, Part I, p. 786.]

SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. MISSISSIPPI STATE TROOPS,

Numbers 5. Major-General's Office, Miss., June 14, 1862.

The commanders of regiments and separate battalions in the First Brigade, division composed of the counties of De Soto, Marshall, Tippah, Tishomingo, Itawamba, Pontotoc, La Fayette, Panola, Tunica, and Coahoma, will direct their respective commands of organized minutemen to obey such orders as may hereafter emanate from Brigadier-General Ruggles, of the Confederate States Army, for the destruction of cotton, for the preservation or removal of other property, and for the protection of laborers engaged in the service of the Confederate States. It is further ordered that such minute-men, while engaged in obedience to orders of Brigadier-General Ruggles, shall be considered as in active service. Brigadier General M. T. Berry, and, in his absence, the commanders of regiments and battalion of his brigade, are charged, are charged with the execution of this order.

T. C. TUPPER,

Major-General.

GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS WESTERN DEPARTMENT,

Numbers 72. Tupelo, Miss., June 14, 1862.

I. General Orders, Numbers 30, from these headquarters, dated Corinth, Miss, May 19, 1862, are modified to read as follows: From this date, until otherwise ordered by the War Department the component parts of rations issued to the army will be as follows:

Pork or bacon to the ration....................ounces..... 8

Salt or fresh beef.............................pounds..... 1

Flour or corn-meal.............................ounces..... 24

Flour or hard bread............................pounds..... 1

Beans or peas to 100 rations...................quarts......8