War of the Rebellion: Serial 053 Page 0557 Chapter XIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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For regiments: Regimental headquarters, one 4-horse wagon; regimental medical officer, one 2-horse wagon; company officers of regiments, one 4-horse wagon; for every 100 men present for duty, one 4-horse wagon. One forage-wagon to every seven wagons in the field for transportation.

II. All transportation in excess of the above allowance will without delay be turned over to Major M. B. McMicken, chief quartermaster of the army.

III. The different brigade inspectors-general of this army will see that this order is enforced in their respective brigades. It shall be their duty to inspect the transportation and see that the excess is turned over as directed. They will make complete reports to Captain J. W. Green, inspector of field transportation, of the transportation to which entitled and amount on hand.

By command of General Bragg:

GEORGE WM. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

Chattanooga, Tenn., August 26, 1863.

Major-General WHEELER,

Commanding Cavalry Corps:

GENERAL: The general commanding desires you will furnish all necessary guards needed by the commissary for the protection of cattle to be sent from Gadsden to this point.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEORGE WM. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Abstract from return of Breckinridge's division, Brigadier General B. H. Helm, C. S. Army, commanding, August 26, 1863; headquarters Hurricane, Miss.

Present for duty.

Command. Office Men. Effect Aggreg Aggrega Pieces

rs. ive ate te of

total presen present artille

presen t. and ry.

t. absent.

Adams' 119 1,681 1,634 1,990 3,280 6

brigade

Helm's 122 1,611 1,573 1,944 2,809 6

brigade

Stovall's 79 1,344 1,326 1,841 3,128 4

brigade

Total 320 4,636 4,533 5,775 9,217 16

MORTON, August 27, 1863.

General S. COOPER,

Richmond:

Please inform me what authority has been given to Colonel Richardson in West Tennessee.

J. E. JOHNSTON.