War of the Rebellion: Serial 053 Page 0756 KY.,SW. VA.,TENN.,MISS.,N. ALA.,AND N. GA. Chapter XLII.

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HEADQUARTERS, Meridian, Miss., October 16, 1863.

Brigadier-General FEATHERSTON,

Commanding Brigade, Meridian:

GENERAL: You will hold your brigade in readiness to move at a moment's notice with its artillery by rail.

By command of General Johnston:

BENJ. S. EWELL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MERIDIAN, October 16, 1863.

Brigadier-General FEATHERSTON,

Commanding, &c.:

GENERAL: You will move immediately with your brigade to Brandon; thence, via Moore's Ferry and Calhoun Station, to Canton, or by such route as Major-General Loring may direct.

By command of General Johnston:

Very respectfully,

BENJ. S. EWELL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MERIDIAN, October 16, 1863.

Major-General LORING,

Brandon:

The order to move to Grenada is countermanded. Meet the movement of the enemy toward Brownsville with such of your own division as is within reach and Jackson's cavalry. It is important for General Adams to hasten his march to Canton.

By command of General Johnston:

BENJ. S. EWELL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

RICHMOND, October 16, 1863.

General B. BRAGG,

Near Chattanooga, Tenn.:

The following dispatch received here:

DUBLIN, October 15.

Brigadier-General Williams and his command reached Abingdon this morning. The enemy are at Bristol, and reported advancing. If you can send me any troops I beg you to do it.

SAM. JONES,

Major-General.

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF TENNESSEE,

Numbers 2.

Missionary Ridge, October 16, 1863.

At his request, Brigadier General W. W. Mackall is relieved from duty as chief of staff with the commanding general of the army. He