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the State with your army to select their companies or to decline to volunteer, in which case the suspension of the law can be properly revoked.

Your obedient servant,

G. W. RANDOLPH,

Secretary of War.

MURFREESBOROUGH, November 6, 1862.

Brigadier-General FORREST, La Vergne:

I wish to hear from you, unless there are special reasons to the contrary. Send the troops here, except your command; keep it as near Nashville as you can, and report often. Send some of your best scouts toward Pittsburg Landing. Bragg telegraphs that part of Grant's army reported to be moving toward Nashville.

JOHN C. BRECKINRIDGE,

Major-General.

CHATTANOOGA, November 7, 1862.

Brigadier General JOSEPH WHEELER:

Move with your whole force to Murfreesborough, and report of Major-General Breckinridge.

BRAXTON BRAGG.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT Numbers 2,

Numbers 143.

Knoxville, November 7, 1862.

I. On the departure of Lieutenant-General Polk, to-day, the general commanding resumes command of the Army of the Mississippi, which will be divided into two army corps; the First Corps, formerly the right wing, under the command of Lieutenant-General Polk, the Second, the left wing, under Lieutenant-General Hardee. The division of Major-General Breckinridge, when organized, will be attached to the First Army Corps.

II. The cavalry will be organized into brigades, one under Brigadier-General Wheeler, who will be attached to the First Corps; the second under Brigadier-General Wharton, who will be attached to the Second Corps.

By command of General Bragg:

GEORGE WM. BRENT,

Chief of Staff and Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT Numbers 2,

Numbers 31.

Knoxville, Tenn., November 7, 1862.

I. All organizations and bodies of troops in Middle Tennessee are hereby placed under the command of Major-General Breckinridge, to whom they will immediately report for orders. Parties acting without his authority will be at once arrested, and the full punishment provided by law awarded them.