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RICHMOND, September 26, 1863.

General JOSEPH E. JOHNSTON,

Meridian, Miss.:

Major Cunningham, at Atlanta, Ga., reports 1,700 pairs of shoes, 12,000 blankets, and large lot of clothing on hand.

A. R. LAWTON,

Quartermaster-General.

HEADQUARTERS COSBY'S BRIGADE, September 26, 1863-7.30 p. m.

Brigadier General W. H. JACKSON:

GENERAL: A gathering of the enemy's cavalry reported near Messinger's Ferry. Our scouts say about six regiments. I think the change you propose had better be postponed until we ascertain the object of the concentration above mentioned. I shall be in Canton about 2 o'clock to-morrow. You had better move Logan to Raymond.

J. E. JOHNSTON,

General.

Abstract from return of Jackson's cavalry division, Brigadier General William H. Jackson, C. S. Army, commanding, September 26, 1863; headquarters Canton, Miss.

Present

for duty.

Aggregate Aggregate

Command. Offi Men. Aggregate present last

cers. present. and return.

absent.

First (Cosby's) 90 1,089 1,503 2,211 2,788

Brigade.

Second

(Whitfield's) 92 895 1,320 1,664 1,667

Brigade.

Ross's brigade. 60 834 1,094 1,369 1,351

Troops not 5 114 22 164 162

brigaded.

Total.* 247 2,932 4,039 5,408 5,968

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

Numbers 247.

3 Miles South of Chattanooga, September 26, 1863.

I. The division of Major-General Walker (except the brigade of Brigadier-General Jackson) is transferred from Polk's to Longstreet's corps, to be assigned to Buckner's division. The commanding officer will report accordingly.

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By command of General Bragg:

GEORGE WM. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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*Organization the same as September 16, 1863. See p. 656.

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