War of the Rebellion: Serial 030 Page 0429 Chapter XXXII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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against the enemy. Two days' cooked rations will be habitually kept on hand. On marching, 60 rounds of ammunition will be carried by each man.

By command of Major-General Withers:

D. E. HUGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MURFREESBOROUGH, via CHATTANOOGA, November 29, 1862.

(Received at Richmond, November 29.)

General S. COOPER:

I have ordered a strong brigade from Mobile to Meridian. From there it can support Forney or Pemberton. One thousand gone from here to Pemberton and 1,500 to Forney. The fleet from Pensacola has gone to New Orleans, and Mobile is in no immediate danger. The enemy has twelve divisions in our front, and we are skirmishing daily.

BRAXTON BRAGG,

General, Commanding.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

Numbers 4.

Murfreesborough, November 29, 1862.

Gratified beyond expression at the confident tone and fine discipline which pervades his troops, and full of admiration at their fortitude and patient submission to privations, united to their gallantry and heroism in the recent arduous and brilliant campaign, by which so much valuable territory has been redeemed, and so many true and loyal people liberated, the general commanding is induced to publish full pardon to all soldiers absent without authority who shall within a reasonable time return to their command and report for duty. They are urged to avail themselves of this privilege before the inauguration of the new system of military courts established by law as a vigorous and prompt administration of justice to all delinquents. Hereafter no excuse will be allowed those who abandon their colors and leave their comrades to perform their duties and defend their homes.

Commissioned officers guilty of such offenses are excluded from the benefit of this amnesty, and will not be excused. They are held to be unworthy to command gallant men, and to merit exemplary punishment.

Vigorous measures have been adopted to arrest all who fail to respond to this last and generous appeal, and they must expect full justice, tempered only with the mercy they have failed to show either to their comrades or cause.

By command of General Bragg:

GEORGE WM. BRENT,

Chief of Staff and Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

Numbers 9.

Murfreesborough, November 29, 1862.

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IV. Captain Reece's company of cavalry, now at McMinnville, will report for duty to Brigadier-General Wheeler, at La Vergne, Tenn., without delay.

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VI. The officer commanding the Third Cavalry Brigade, of Smith's