War of the Rebellion: Serial 030 Page 0494 KY., MID. AND E. TENN., N. ALA., AND SW. VA. Chapter XXXII.

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JACKSON, January 11, 1863.

Colonel B. S. EWELL, Chattanooga, Tenn.:

Issue an order putting Chattanooga under General Bragg's command.

J. E. JOHNSTON,

General.

GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

Numbers 3. Tullahoma, Tenn., January 11, 1863.

The practice of seizing the private property of citizens, especially horses and mules, under pretense that they are required for the public, has become an intolerable nuisance, and must cease. Commanders are earnestly requested to institute a rigid scrutiny, and use all means in their power to suppress the evil.

All members of the cavalry found absent from their commands without proper written authority will be dismounted and deprived of their horses and equipments, which will be turned over to the chief of cavalry, to be assigned to useful and efficient men. The thus dismounted will be immediately assigned to the nearest regiments of infantry from their respective States.

By command of General Bragg:

GEORGE W. BENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

Tullahoma, January 11, 1863.

The general commanding earnestly desires and requests the commanders of regiments to suspend elections for vacancies in the office of second lieutenant, in order that recommendations may be made for promotion of non-commissioned officers and privates to that position, in cases of extraordinary valor and skill, as provided in General Orders, Numbers 52, as this is the only mode in which those who have distinguished themselves on the field of battle can be rewarded.

By command of General Bragg:

KINLOCH FALCONER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

Numbers 4. Tullahoma, Tenn., January 12, 1863.

Hereafter, before any resignations will be acted upon at these headquarters, the officer offering his resignation will be required to certify that he is not indebted to the Confederate States; that he has no Government property in his possession; that he has not been absent with out leave, and that there are no charges against him which can affect his pay.

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By command of General Bragg:

GEORGE W. BENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.