War of the Rebellion: Serial 025 Page 0900 Chapter XXIX. WEST TENN. AND NORTHERN MISS.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. BRECKINRIDGE'S DIVISION, Numbers 21. Jackson, Miss., September 13, 1862.

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IV. The cavalry companies attached to this command will be at the railroad depot at Jackson to-morrow morning at 9 o'clock, prepared to take the cars for the north.

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By order of Major-General Breckinridge:

JOHN A. BUCKNER,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. BRECKINRIDGE'S DIVISION, Numbers 23. Parham's House, September 18, 1862.

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II. The Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Kentucky Regiments and Cobb's battery, will for the present constitute a brigade, under the command of Colonel R. P. Trabue, called the First Brigade. The Nineteenth, Twentieth, Twenty-eighth, and Forty-fifth Tennessee Regiments and McClung's battery will from another, to be called the Second Brigade, under command of Colonel [F. M.] Walker.*

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By command of Major-General Breckinridge:

JOHN A. BUCKNER,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. BRECKINRIDGE'S DIVISION, Numbers 27. Meridian, Miss., September 24, 1862.

I. Colonel Walker will move with the Second Brigade by rail to Mobile, thence to Montgomery and Chattanooga, taking his tents, ammunition, and fifteen days' rations.+

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By command of Major-General Breckinridge:

JOHN A. BUCKNER,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

Vicksburg, September 30, 1862.

[General VAN DORN:]

GENERAL: In the excitement and absorbing interest of events at a distance, I am seriously apprehensive that the safety of this important point may be, and actually is, overlooked. My conviction is that this command is to-day at the mercy of the army at Helena, provided such an attack is made against it as their abundant means of transportation enables them to make. Their unaccountable inertness has saved

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*Details of movement omitted.

+The second paragraph directed same movement for Colonel Trabue's (First) brigade. Details of movement omitted.

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