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Abstract from tri-monthly return of the Second Division, Smith's corps, Army of Tennessee, Major General John P. McCown commanding, for January 31, 1863; headquarters Shelbyville, Tenn.

Present for duty

Command Office Men Effecti Aggrega Aggrega Aggre-

rs ve te te gate

total present present last

present and return

absent

First 88 969 1,097 1,370 2,279 2,245

Brigade,

Brigadier

General

M. D. Ector

Second 71 1,005 1,087 1,314 2,388 2,327

Brigade,

Colonel

Robert

B. Vance

Third 122 1,115 1,227 1,511 2,605 2,606

Brigade,

Brigadier

General

Evander

McNair

Douglas' 3 84 89 94 103 98

battery,

Captain

J. P.

Douglas

Eufaula 3 133 133 138 173 173

Battery,

Lieutenant

W. A.

McDuffie

Humphreys' 4 103 103 123 130 130

battery,

Captain

J. T.

Humphreys

Squadron 6 97 97 114 256 263

of

cavalry,

Captain

L. T. Hardy

Total 297 3,506 3,833 4,664 7,934 7,842

SPECIAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS WITHERS' DIVISION,

No. 11. Shelbyville, Tenn., February 1, 1863.

I. Colonel W. F. Tucker, Forty-first Mississippi Regiment, having returned to duty, will assume command of Chalmers' brigade as senior officer.*

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By command of Brigadier-General Anderson:

D. E. HUGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

TULLAHOMA, TENN., February 2, 1863.

Hon. JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War, Richmond:

I have just read the report of furloughs and discharges at Atlanta- from General Bragg's troops alone 66 discharges and 1,482 furloughs in three months preceding January 14-and respectfully repeat my recommendation, that Article IV, General Orders, No. 72, be revoked, because it is draining the army.

J. E. JOHNSTON.

TULLAHOMA, TENN., February 2, 1863.

General S. COOPER, Richmond:

At General Heth's suggestion, Pegram, who can find no forage, is ordered to Kentucky.

J. E. JOHNSTON.

GENERAL ORDERS, HDQRS. POLK'S CORPS, ARMY OF TENN.,

No. 5. Shelbyville, February 2, 1863.

The lieutenant-general commanding assumes command.

By command of Lieutenant-General [L.] Polk.

THOMAS M. JACK,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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*Brigadier-General Chalmers being on sick leave.

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