War of the Rebellion: Serial 035 Page 0826 KY., MID. AND E. TENN., N. ALA., AND SW. VA. Chapter XXXV.

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troops, who will be substituted in General Bragg's army by a large number of prisoners recently returned from the Arkansas Post, captured and reorganized, now on their way to General Pemberton. Stop them at the point most convenient too join General Bragg. You will find re-enforcements from General Beauregard to General Pemberton, and more may be expected. Acknowledge receipt.

J. A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.

TULLAHOMA, VIA CHATTANOOGA, May 9, 1863-6.40.

Honorable JAMES A. SEDDON:

Your dispatch of this morning received. I shall go immediately, although unfit for field service.

J. E. JOHNSTON.

TULLAHOMA, May 9, 1863.

General S. COOPER:

I earnestly recommend to the War Department that General Bragg's command be extended over East Tennessee. It is of great importance.

J. E. JOHNSTON.

TULLAHOMA, May 9, 1863.

Lieutenant-General POLK:

There will be a train at Shelbyville in the morning for the baggage of the two brigades. Brigades will march in the morning to Wartrace, where the cars will take them up. They must have three days' cooked rations [illegible] receipt immediately.

W. W. MACKALL,

Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS POLK'S CORPS, ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

Shelbyville, Tenn., May 9, [1863]-10 p. m.

Brigadier-General STEWART:

GENERAL: The lieutenant-general commanding directs that you hold Ector's and McNair's brigades ready to move by rail immediately.

Most respectfully, your obedient servant,

[THOMAS M. JACK,]

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS POLK'S CORPS, ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

Shelbyville, May 9, [1863]-10.30 p. m.

Brigadier-General STEWART:

GENERAL: The lieutenant-general commanding countermands the order issued at 10 p. m. from these headquarters respecting movement of Ector's and McNair's brigades. He now directs that your order these two brigades (Ector's and McNair's) to cook immediately three days' rations, and to march on to-morrow morning (19th) to Wartrace, at which place they will take the cars. They will send their baggage in, to go on the cars from this place (Shelbyville) in the morning.

Most respectfully, your obedient servant,

[THOMAS M. JACK,]

Assistant Adjutant-General.