War of the Rebellion: Serial 030 Page 0434 KY.,MID. AND E. TENN., N. ALA.,AND SW. VA. Chapter XXXII.

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get that of Brigadier-General Pegram's, with a sufficient force, in position. I inclose, for your information, a copy of instructions this day forwarded Brigadier-General Morgan.*

I am, general, very truly yours,

GEORGE WM. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT Numbers 2,

Numbers 152.

Murfreesborough, Tenn., December 1, 1862.

I. The names of all officers "absent without leave" at any muster will be promptly reported through these headquarters to the paymasters of the army, to the end that their pay may be suspended until the absence is satisfactorily explained.

II. The attention of officers, especially of the quartermaster's department, is called to Paragraph I, General Orders, Numbers 81, dated Adjutant and Inspector General's Office, Richmond, Va., November 1, 1862, as follows:

The payment of commissioned officers by any other quartermaster than the quartermaster of the command to which they belong is hereby prohibited, unless they exhibit to the quartermaster to whom application for payment is made orders from their commanding officers, or from the department, showing them to be absent on detached duty or leave of absence from the commanding general under whom they are serving.

Quartermasters who may pay absentees in violation of this order will be reported for stoppage of their pay, besides being amenable to trial by court-martial.

By command of General Bragg:

GEO. G. GARNER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT Numbers 2,

Numbers 153.

Murfreesborough, Tenn., December 2, 1862.

The headquarters of Department Numbers 2 and of the Army of Tennessee are established at Murfreesborough, Tenn.

By command of General Bragg:

GEO. G. GARNER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

Numbers 5.

Murfreesborough, December 2, 1862.

I. The troops will be supplied at all times with four days' rations of subsistence, two of which will be cooked and in haversacks.

II. In addition to the above, eight days' supplies will be kept in the depots for the several army corps and at the several stations between this place and Bridgeport.

No excuse will be accepted for a non-compliance with these requirements. Commanders and inspectors will keep themselves constantly informed, and report every instance of failure.

By command of General Bragg:

GEORGE WM. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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