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I inclose herewith a copy of the order in reference to Major Chalmers' battalion, which will be strictly and rigidly enforced.

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

G. W. HOLT,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Inclosure.]

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. CAVALRY IN MISSISSIPPI,

Numbers 11.

Canton, September 16, 1863.

I. Captains Mitchell and Smith with their companies will at once proceed and report to Major A. H. Chalmers, commanding battalion cavalry; or otherwise their companies will be disbanded and the men arrested and tried as deserters, and their horses taken from them and given to dismounted men.

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By command of Major General S. D. LEE:

G. W. HOLT,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. CAVALRY IN MISSISSIPPI,

Numbers 6.

Canton, September 16, 1863.

I. Major G. B. Dyer, commissary of subsistence, having reported at these headquarters, is assigned to duty as chief commissary of subsistence of the Cavalry of Mississippi, and all orders with regard to the commissary department will be obeyed and respected accordingly.

II. All papers and estimates referring to the commissary department will be sent to Major G. B. Dyer, chief commissary of subsistence.

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By command of Major General S. D. LEE:

G. W. HOLT,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

Abstract from return of Jackson's cavalry division, Brigadier General William H. Jackson, C. S. Army, commanding, September 16, 1863; headquarters Canton, Miss.

Present for

duty.

Command. Offic Men Aggregat Aggregat Aggrega

ers e e te last

present present return.

and

absent.

First (Cosby's) 91 1,067 1,443 2,085 2,667

brigade

Second 90 961 1,421 1,774 1,817

(Whitfield's)

brigade

Ross' brigade 61 816 1,103 1,351 1,361

Troops not 7 118 132 162 162

brigaded

Total 249 2,962 4,099 5,372 6,007