War of the Rebellion: Serial 030 Page 0465 Chapter XXXII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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IV. The chief commissary will see that, in addition to the two days' cooked rations, there is three days' subsistence on hand.

V. Brigade commanders will take all necessary steps to see that their commands are prepared for action.

VI. Brigade commanders will attend at these headquarters at 5 o'clock this afternoon.

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XIII. The troops of this command will get into position by 9 o'clock to-morrow morning. Major Wilson and Captain Mastin, of the staff, will conduct the several brigades to their positions, as determined upon this evening.

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By command of Major-General Breckinridge:

T. O'HARA,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS RESERVE DIVISION,

POLK'S CORPS, ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

Murfreesborough, Tenn., December 27, 1862.

Brigade commanders, with their staff officers, will meet the corps and division commanders at the crossing of the Nashville turnpike with Stone's River punctually at 7.30 a.m. to-morrow. The enemy are reported to be at Stewart's Creek, 10 miles distant, and the troops will be placed in position by 9 a.m. to-morrow.

By command of Major-General Withers:

D. E. HUGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Abstract from weekly return of Polk's corps, Army of Tennessee, at Murfreesborough Tenn., for December 27, 1862.

P r e s e n t.

Effecti Total. Aggrega Aggrega

ve te. te

Command. total. present

and

absent.

Infantry.

Cheatham's division 5,163 5,597 6,125 9,632

Withers' division 7,947 8,417 9,051 14,568

Total 13,110 14,014 15,176 24,200

Artillery:

Cheatham's division 286 295 306 359

Withers' division 438 451 466 571

Total 724 746 772 930

Cavalry:

Cheatham's division 47 55 59 73

Withers's division 60 61 66 69

Wharton's brigade 2,224 2,504 2,675 3,773

Escort 45 49 52 66

Total 2 367 2,669 2,852 3,982

Grand total 16,210 17,429 18,800 29,112

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