War of the Rebellion: Serial 033 Page 1088 MO.,ARK.,KANS.,IND.T.,AND DEPT.N.W. Chapter XXXIV.

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certified shall be attached to the account for the expenditures, as part of the voucher therefor.

III. The ration of fresh beef is one pound and a quarters for the Trans-Mississippi Department. The reduction of the ration of sugar to six pounds per hundred rations will go into effect on the 1st day of January, 1864.

By command of Lieutenant General E. Kirby Smith:

S. S. ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. TRANS-MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT, No. 208.

Shreveport, La., December 3, 1863.

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X. Brigadier General H. H. Sibley, Provisional Army of the Confederate States, will proceed to Richmond, Va., and on his arrival at that point will report to the Adjutant and Inspector General of the Confederate States Army.

XI. Paragraph VI, Special Orders, No. 202, current series, department headquarters, is revoked. Brigadier General P. O. Hebert, Provisional Army of the Confederate States, will report to Major General J. B. Magruder, commanding District of Texas, &c., for assignment to duty.

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XVI. So much of Paragraph I, Special Orders, No. 194, current series, from department headquarters, as direct Brigadier General T. N. Waul to remount his command and report to Lieutenant-General Holmes, commanding District of Arkansas, is hereby revoked. Brigadier-General Waul with report to Major-General Magruder, commanding District of Texas, for assignment to duty.

By command of Lieutenant General E. Kirby Smith:

S. S. ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TRANS-MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT,

Shreveport, La., December 5, 1863.

Brigadier General T. P. DOCKERY,

Commanding Brigade, Washington, Ark.:

GENERAL: The lieutenant-general commanding directs me to say it is his purpose to put your command into active service immediately. He directs that you quietly, but promptly, draw in and prepare for the field all the men of your command within your reach. Arms will be immediately sent to General Holmes, with which your command will be first supplied.

The lieutenant-general instructs me to say, further, that the whole of your command will serve as infantry, even should a portion of it have been mounted. He desires all your preparations made with the utmost dispatch, but without attracting attention.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

E. CUNNINGHAM,

Lieutenant and Aide-de-Camp.

P. S.-General Smith is absent at General Taylor's headquarters, but will return in five or six days.