OCTOBER 7, 1863.
Every effort has been and, I doubt not, will be made to supply our gallant armies.
J. A. S.,
Secretary of War.
CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS HILL'S CORPS, September 29, 1863.
In future no man will be excused from any duty whatsoever on the ground of being barefooted. Officers extending the slightest indulgence to this class of men will be held to a strict accountability. Eighteen thousand pairs of shoes have been issued to this corps in the last two months, and still more are asked for. This fact points to abuses on the part of the soldiers and want of vigilance in company officers which must be corrected.
By command of Lieutenant-General Hill:
Brigade commanders will state whether their barefooted men are all up. If not they must be sent for.
By command of Major-General Stewart:
R. A. HATCHER,
HEADQUARTERS JOHNSON'S BRIGADE, September 29, 1863.
All have arrived except some 80 men who are at Chickamauga loading and unloading cars. I shall send out officers for them to-morrow morning.
B. R. JOHNSON,
HEADQUARTERS BROWN'S BRIGADE, September 29, 1863.
All men of this brigade reported as having come up.
H. J. CHENEY,
HDQRS. ARMY OF TENNESSEE,
Missionary Ridge, September 29, 1863.
I. Major General J. Wheeler is assigned to the command of all the cavalry in the Army of Tennessee, and will proceed without delay to execute the orders previously given.
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By command of General Bragg:
GEORGE WM. BRENT,