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hundred stand, which, being badly damaged, cannot be ready for service for a month. I will also state that, since the battle of Murfreesborough, I have repaired, put in order, and issued back to the army five thousand and eight stand of arms.

Very respectfully,

W. D. HUMPHREYS,

Lieutenant and Ordnance Officer of Post.

CHATTANOOGA, February 20, 1863.

Hon. JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War:

General Bragg's energetic action has increased his army so rapidly that there are no more arms for issue. He expects to require 10,000 within a month. Can they be furnished as wanted?

J. E. JOHNSTON,

General.

[Indorsement.]

FEBRUARY 21, 1863.

Respectfully referred to the Secretary of War.

The arms can only be supplied by securing those we now have at Bermuda. I urgently recommend that all available means shall be taken to get them transported, and especially that the steamer Giraffe should be sent there to bring them.*

J. GORGAS,

Colonel and Chief of Ordnance.

GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

No. 39. Tullahoma, February 20, 1863.

Hereafter proper medical attention will be given to all employes of this army, white and black, and suitable accommodations will immediately be provided for them.

By command of General Bragg:

KINLOCH FALCONER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE, Tullahoma, February 20, 1863.

All supernumerary officers of this army, both of infantry and cavalry, caused by the consolidation of regiments, will be ordered to report without delay to Brigadier General Gideon J. Pillow, chief of bureau, &c., for conscript and recruiting service. This to include officers of the staff and line.

By command of General Bragg:

KINLOCH FALCONER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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*See Cooper to Johnston, February 26, p.651.

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