HDQRS. SECOND CORPS, ARMY OF MISS.,
Estill Springs, November 13, 1862.
In obedience to General Orders, No. 143, Headquarters Department No. 2, the undersigned assumes command of the Second Corps, Army of the Mississippi, composed as follows: First Division, Major-General Buckner commanding; Second Division, Brigadier-General Anderson commanding; Second Cavalry, Brig. Gen. John A. Wharton commanding.
W. J. HARDEE,
MURFREESBOROUGH, November 13, 1862-2.30 p.m.
General BRAGG, Tullahoma:
Brigadier-General Wheeler has just arrived, and is ordered to the front to relieve General Forrest and organize cavalry. He shows me order of November 3, received at Tullahoma, for him to remove troops and stores from Spart, Carthage, and Red Sulphur Springs to Murfreesborough. I know of no stores at Carthage and Red Sulphur Sporings, and those points are within enemy's lines. Shall troops and stores be removed from Sparta here or to Tullahoma? I have ordered Colonel Morrison, in command at Sparta, to scout well toward the Cumberland, and think we can hold Sparta and McMinnville for some time yet. No news of advance of enemy. I send General Wheeler to the front, under a later order from General Bragg to report to me. There in said to be a large wagon train at Sparta. I do not know its object.
JOHN C. BRECKINRIDGE.
HDQRS. ARMY OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE,
Murfreesborough, November 13, 1862.
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X. Brigadier-General Wheeler, having reported for duty to these headquarters, will assume command of the cavalry of the Army of Middle Tennessee, and will relieve Brigadier-General Forrest, now in command, and granted temporary leave of absence, at his own request.
By command of Major-General Breckinridge:
JOHN A. BUCKER,
Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT NO.2. Tullahoma, November 14, 1862.
GENERAL: The general commanding desires that you will place General Wheeler in command of all cavalry operations in your front. You will direct General Forrest to report in person at these headquarters for instructions.
I am, general, very respectfully,your obedient servant,
GEORGE WM. BRENT,
Chief of Staff and Assistant Adjutant-General.