War of the Rebellion: Serial 053 Page 0732 KY.,SW. VA.,TENN.,MISS.,N. ALA.,AND N. GA. Chapter XLII.

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pike where we encamped last night. The general directs that you send out scouts on all the main roads, and particularly on the road the enemy is upon in order to keep yourself acquainted with his movements.

He further directs in case the enemy advances you will fall back on the old Fayetteville road and join him near this place, taking care at the same time not to permit the enemy to get between you and him.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

E. S. BURFORD,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY CORPS, Near White's Bridge, October 6, 1863.

General H. B. DAVIDSON,

Commanding Cavalry:

GENERAL: General Wheeler dispatched you a short time since, informing you that the enemy have encamped where we encamped last night. The general now directs that you join him immediately at this point.

Very respectfully,

E. S. BURFORD,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

RICHMOND, October 7, 1863.

General J. E. JOHNSTON:

The purchasing officers of the quartermaster and commissary departments, under the new arrangement, act under the orders of the War department. I telegraphed you on this subject 29th September, in answer to your dispatch of 22nd .

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General.

RICHMOND, October 7, 1863.

General J. E. JOHNSTON:

The Secretary does not authorize the retention of the conscripts in the battalion of State troops. The battalion will therefore have to be organized without them, and the conscripts sent to increase other commands conformable to law.

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. CAVALRY IN NORTH MISSISSIPPI,

Numbers 67.

At Hamar's House, October 7, 1863.

The Eighteenth Mississippi Battalion Partisan Rangers having been increased to six companies, the following promotions are announced in that command:

Major A. H. Chalmers to be lieutenant-colonel of that battalion.