War of the Rebellion: Serial 053 Page 0512 Chapter XIII. KY.,SW. VA.,TENN.,MISS.,N.ALA.,AND N.GA.

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[Inclosure Numbers 3.]

SPECIAL ORDERS, ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Numbers 176. Richmond, July 25, 1863.

VI. The Department of East Tennessee is merged in the Department of Tennessee, which will be separate and independent, reporting directly to this office.*

VII. The limits of the Department of Tennessee will embrace the country now included in the Department of East Tennessee, and west of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina, and a line running south to the Georgia railroad; thence along the lines of railroad, via Atlanta, to West Point, and from that place north to the Tennessee River, and down that stream to its mouth.

By command of the Secretary of War:

JOHN WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Inclosure Numbers 4.]

WAR DEPARTMENT, C. S.,

ADJUTANT AND INSPECTOR GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Richmond, Va., August 12, 1863.

General J. E. JOHNSTON,

Morton, Miss.:

GENERAL: The limits of your department on the east and north were settled by special orders, copies of which are herein inclosed; but as you request a more explicit statement defining them I reply by letter.

It is contemplated that your command shall embrace the country west of the Apalachicola and Chattanoochee Rivers, and of the Alabama and Georgia State line, until it strikes the southeast corner of Calhoun County, in the former State; thence along the southern line of the following tier of counties in Alabama, to wit, Calhoun, Saint Clair, Blount, Morgan, Lawrence, and Franklin; thence along the Alabama and Mississippi State line to the Tennessee River, and along that river to its confluence with the Ohio River. The counties named above, and all the country north of them, come within the limits of General Bragg's department.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General.

[Sub-inclosure.]

SPECIAL ORDERS, ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Numbers 184. Richmond, August 4, 1863.

VIII. The limits of the Department of Tennessee, as designated in Paragraph VII, Special Orders, Numbers 176, current series, will em-

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*But see Special Orders, Numbers 204, of August 28, pp. 561, 562.

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