WAR DEPT., ADJT. GEN.'S OFFICE,
Washington, January 9, 1863.
By direction of the President, the Army of the Cumberland, under the command of Major-General Rosecrans, is divided into three army corps, to be known as the Fourteenth, Twentieth, and Twenty-first.
Major General George H. Thomas is assigned to the command of the Fourteenth Army Corps; Major General A. McD. McCook to the command of the Twentieth; and Major General T. L. Crittenden to the command of the Twenty-first Corps.
By order of the Secretary of War:
E. D. TOWNSEND,
HDQRS. CENTER, 14TH ARMY CORPS,
DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,
Murfreesborough, January 9, 1863.
The following named officers are announced on the staff of the major-general commanding the center corps, Department of the Cumberland, viz: Major G. E. Flynt, assistant adjutant-general and chief of staff; Lieutenant Colonel A. Von Schrader, Seventy-fourth Ohio, acting inspector-general; Captain O. A. Mack, Thirteenth U. S. Infantry, chief of ordnance; Colonel C. O. Loomis, First Michigan Artillery, chief of artillery; Captain A. J. Mackay, assistant quartermaster, chief quartermaster; Captain J. R. Paul, commissary of subsistence, chief commissary; Surg. G. D. Beebe, medical director; First Lieutenant J. D. Barker, First Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, commanding escort and acting aide-de-camp.
Signal officers and acting aides-de-camp.-First Lieutenant E. J. Meeker, Third Wisconsin; First Lieutenant R. F. Just, Fourteenth Ohio; First Lieutenant J. L. Hollopeter, Forty-ninth Ohio; First Lieutenant J. S. Lutz, Tenth Indiana; Second Lieutenant A. K. Taylor, Third Ohio; Second Lieutenant G. W. Landrum, Second Ohio; Second Lieutenant T. J. Kelly, Tenth Ohio; Second Lieutenant W. Quinton, Nineteenth Illinois; Second Lieutenant J. H. Connelly, Thirty-seventh Indiana; Second Lieutenant [Samuel] Bachtell, Fifteenth Ohio, and Second Lieutenant H. C. Jones, Eighteenth Ohio.
By command of Major-General Thomas:
[GEO. E. FLYNT,]
Major and Chief of Staff.
SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,
HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND,
Murfreesborough, Tenn., January 9, 1863.
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XIII. To insure proper care of the Confederate sick and wounded within our lines, Surgeon Avent, C. S. Army, is appointed medical director for them.
All Confederate and other surgeons employed in care of their sick in hospitals and private houses, and all citizens having Confederate sick or wounded, in either case will promptly report their location, names, number, and condition to Surgeon Avent, and will be held responsible for their care, and conformity to his orders of our military authorities. No medical men, nurses, or invalids will leave their hospitals or places without his permission, and none will be removed without written application, sanctioned by him and approved by the medical director of our army. All nurses or patients leaving without such