War of the Rebellion: Serial 025 Page 0648 WEST TENN. AND NORTHERN MISS. Chapter XXIX.

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the pay of their respective grades. When elections have been held at reorganization and the officers elected have been rejected by the examining board that regiment or company, as the case may be, is considered to have exhausted the elective franchise, and the old officers will retain their places.

By command of Major-General Hardee:

T. B. ROY.

Abstract from Field Return of the Confederate forces commanded by General Braxton Bragg, July 16, 1862.

P r e s e n t f o r d u t y.

Troops. Offic Men Effecti Aggreg Aggreg

ers ve ate ate

total presen presen

t t and

absent

Army of the 2,560 28,633 31,638 44,130 66,035

Mississippi (Hardee)

Army of the West 944 9,932 11,057 15,016 20,383

(Price)

At Columbus (Adams) 195 3,065 3,280 4,790 6,344

Near Abbeville 235 3,138 3,331 4,187 6,436

(Villepigue)

Grand total 3,934 44,768 49,306 68,123 99,198

GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT Number 2, Number 100. Tupelo, Miss., July 17, 1862.

The personal and general staff of the commander of the forces are announced as follows:

Personal Staff.-First Lieuts. Towson Ellis and F. S. Parker, jr., aides-de-camp; Lieutenant Colonel D. Urquhart and Majs. L. M. Conner and John M. Huger, volunteer aides-de-camp.

General Staff.-Brigadier General Thomas Jordan, chief of staff; Lieutenant Colonel George G. Garner and Capts. F. H. Jordan and John M. Otey, assistant adjutants-general; Brigadier General J. E. Slaughter, inspector-general; Lieutenant Cols. C. J. Polignac and W. K. Beard and Capts. J. P. Jones and G. B. Cooke, assistant inspectors-general; Lieutenant Colonel H. W. Walter, judge-advocate; Lieutenant Colonel L. W. O'Bannon, chief quartermaster; Major M. B. McMicken, assistant to chief quartermaster; Major A. J. Smith, chief quartermaster in the department of pay; Major J. J. Walker, chief of subsistence; Major F. Malloy, assistant to chief of subsistence; Surg. A. J. Foard, medical director; Surgs. J. C. Nott and S. E. Chailee, medical inspectors; Colonel John Pegram, chief of engineers; Lieutenant Colonel H. Oladowski, chief of ordnance; Colonel M. L. Clark, chief of artillery; Lieutenant Colonel J. H. Hallonquist, inspector of artillery; Major J. W. Goodwin, quartermaster's department, military superintendent of railroads.

By command of General Bragg:

THOMAS JORDAN,

Chief of Staff.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT Number 2, Number 123. Tupelo, Miss., July 17, 1862.

The following operations will take place without delay:

I. Brigadier-General Chalmers will advance with the disposable cavalry of his command, including Wirt Adams' regiment, and endeavor to