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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

Chattanooga, Tenn., August 29, 1863.

Brigadier General JOHN A. WHARTON,

Rome, Ga.:

GENERAL: You will move up at once with your command and take up position in front of the corps of Lieutenant-General Hill, whose headquarters are at Chickamauga bridge.

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

GEORGE WM. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Copy to Major-General Wheeler, commanding Cavalry Corps.)

LOUDON, August 29, 1863.

Captain R. W. WOOLEY,

For Adjutant and Inspector-General:

I have eighty pieces artillery in Department of East Tennessee. I apply for appointment, colonel artillery, for Lieutenant Colonel V. Sheliha; also for appointment, of lieutenant-colonel of artillery for Major Thomas K. Porter, who now commands in the field thirty-eight of my guns, and has the direction of sixteen in addition. These numbers entitle these officers to the rank recommended. Please telegraph result.

S. B. BUCKNER,

Major-General.

GENERAL ORDERS, HDQRS. FIFTH MILITARY DISTRICT,

DEPT. OF MISS. AND EAST LA.,

Numbers 59. Grenada, Miss., August 30, 1863.

I. The following appointments are announced on the staff of the brigadier-general commanding: Captain A. G. Mills, acting assistant inspector-general; Lieutenant J. A. Taylor, acting assistant adjutant-general; Captain J. G. M. Buffaloe, volunteer aide-de-camp.

II. The following details for guard duty will report daily at 9 a. m. to the inspector-general, on the old field south of town, with cooked rations for one day: From First Brigade, 1 officer, 4 non-commissioned officers, and 24 men; from Second Brigade, 1 officer, 2 non-commissioned officers, and 12 men.

III. The field officer of the day will be present at guard mounting, and immediately thereafter will report at these headquarters for instructions, and the retiring officer will at the same time hand in a report, in writing, embracing such matters as he may desire to bring to the attention of the general commanding.

By order of Brigadier-General Chalmers:

W. A. GOODMAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SUNDAY, August 30, 1863.

Honorable J. A. SEDDON:

MY DEAR SIR: The inclosed dispatch presents a serious matter for consideration. General Lee thinks General Sam. Jones can move