War of the Rebellion: Serial 035 Page 0622 KY.,MID.AND E.TENN.,N.ALA.,AND SW.VA. Chapter XXXV.

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CIRCULAR. HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

Tullahoma, January 31, 1863.

Corps commanders will immediately cause the following instructions, for the government of bridge guards, to be published to all details from your corps now guarding bridges:

I. Officers in charge of bridge guards will be held personally responsible for any damages arising from drift lodging against the bridges in their charge.

II. All the floating wood or logs must be passed through at once, not allowing them to pile up.

III. Should any defect, deemed unsafe, be noticed in the track, the approaching train must be signaled to stop at least one-quarter of a mile from the bridge-in daylight by waving a red flag up and down violently, and at night by waving a torchlight or lantern across the track, and the nature of the defect must be at once explained to the conductor.

By command of General Bragg:

GEORGE WM. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT NO.2,

No. 12. Tullahoma, Tenn., January 31, 1863.

I. By direction of the President of the Confederate States, Brigadier-General Helm is relieved from duty in the District of the Gulf, and will repair to this place, and report to Lieutenant-General Hardee, for the command of the brigade of the late Brigadier-General Hanson.

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By command of General Bragg:

[P. H. THOMSON,]

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Abstract from tri-monthly return of the Army of Tennessee, commanded by General Braxton Bragg, for January 31, 1863.

Present for duty

Infantry Cavalry Artillery

Troops Office Men Officers Men Office

rs rs

Polk's corps 1,113 15,587 16 232 34

Hardee's corps 980 11,144 3 47 27

Jackson's 100 710 - - 1

brigade

Morgan's - - 187 2,134 2

brigade

Wharton's - - 167 2,124 4

brigade

Forrest's - - 97 1,326 3

brigade

Wheeler's - - 109 1,441 -

brigade

Buford's - - 61 662 -

brigade

General Bragg's - - 5 96 -

escort

Total 2,193 27,441 645 8,062 71

Artillery

Troops Men Effective Aggregate Aggrega

total present te

present

and

absent

Polk's corps 1,014 16,584 21,745 38,096

Hardee's corps 658 11,637 15,715 27,353

Jackson's brigade 83 780 1,356 2,250

Morgan's brigade 59 2,190 2,683 4,253

Wharton's brigade 71 2,184 3,105 4,361

Forrest's brigade 105 1,417 1,663 3,022

Wheeler's brigade - 1,435 2,081 3,117

Buford's brigade - 659 846 1,130

General Bragg's - 95 125 185

escort

Total 1,990 36,981 49,319 33,767

NOTE ON ORIGINAL RETURN.-The report of General Forrest is incomplete falling short of his actual strength nearly 1,000 men. General Wheeler's report is also inaccurate.