EXECUTIVE OFFICE, Macon, Miss., September 30, 1863.
Major General S. D. LEE,
Comdg. Cavalry, Dept. of Miss. and East La., Canton:
GENERAL: The Governor directs me to inform you that he has instructed Major-General Gholson to report to you the number and whereabouts of the State cavalry under his command, and, further-more, directing him to place these troops subject to your orders.
JAMES H. RIVES,
HDQRS. CAVALRY IN MISSISSIPPI,
Moss' Mill, September 30, 1863.
I. Brigadier General J. R. Chalmers is assigned to the command of all troops in North Mississippi.
II. Colonel Richardson's command, from West Tennessee, is temporarily assigned to the command of Brigadier-General Chalmers, commanding Cavalry in North Mississippi.
III. All cavalry organized in Mississippi, or in process of organization, will report to these headquarters, and no independent company or battalion organized under orders from the War Department will leave the State or attach themselves to any organization except upon authority from the headquarters Cavalry in Mississippi.
IV. Captain W. R. Mitchell is hereby released from arrest, he having expressed his regrets at his recent unmilitary conduct. He will proceed at once to organize his company and report to Major Chalmers, commanding battalion to which he belongs.
By command of Major General S. D. Lee:
H. N. MARTIN,
CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE,
Missionary Ridge, September 30, 1863.
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IV. Hereafter no recruits will be received in the cavalry service in this army.
By command of General Bragg:
GEORGE WM. BRENT,
(Sent to Major-General Wheeler, commanding cavalry.)
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE, Missionary Ridge, September 30, 1863.
Commanding Cavalry Corps, Cotton Port:
GENERAL: The general commanding desires that the brigade of Colonel Dibrell shall remain at Cleveland.
I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
GEORGE WM. BRENT.