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

Numbers 114. Richmong, August 22, 1863.

I. Permanent posts and depots established by the quartermaster's department are placed under the special control of the Quartermaster-General, though subject to the inspection of the commanding officer of the department in which they are located.

II. Changes in the assignment of officers stationed at such posts and depots will be made only through orders from this office; and no change in the location of posts and depots will be ordered by the department commander, except under circumstances of strong emergency, in which cases a report of such changes, with the reason therefore, will be transmitted to the Adjutant and Inspector General's Office.

By order,

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General.

MORTON, August 22, 1863.

General S. COOPER,

Richmond:

General Bragg telegraphs that he will probably need help, as the enemy is threatening him. Should this be the case, am I authorized in sending if from this department?

J. E. JOHNSTON.

MORTON, August 22, 1863.

General S. COOPER,

Richmond:

The following received from General Bragg. Shall I help him?

CHATTANOOGA, August 21, 1863.

General J. E. JOHNSTON:

Rosecrans and Burnside both moving on us in force. Artillery fired on the town to-day across the river; preparing to cross below. If able to assist us do so promptly.

BRAXTON BRAGG.

J. E. JOHNSTON.

RICHMOND, August 22, 1863.

General J. E. JOHNSTON:

By all means help General Bragg as far as you are able to do so.

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General.

MORTON, August 22, 1863.

His Excellency the PRESIDENT,

Richmond:

I have ordered railroad transportation for re-enforcements to General Bragg, having received authority from War Department The first train will be ready soon after noon tomorrow. I propose to send two divisions.

J. E. JOHNSTON.

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