War of the Rebellion: Serial 058 Page 0608 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter XLIV.

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CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

Dalton, Ga., January 23, 1864.

The following table of rations will govern the issue to troops of this army from and after the 1st February, 1864, until further orders:

Bacon........................................... pounds. 1/3

Beef (fresh or salted).......................... do... 3/4

Backbone or hogs' heads (fresh)................. do... 1

Lard, in lieu of meat........................... do... 1/4

Flour........................................... do... 1

Meal............................................ do...1 1/4

Grits........................................... do... 1/4

Hard bread (in camp)............................ do... 3/4

(on the march)....................... do... 1

Rice to the 100 rations......................... do...10

Peas in lieu of rice............................quarts. 8

Potatoes to the ration..........................pounds. 1

Sugar to the 100 rations........................ do... 4 1/2

Soap to the 100 rations......................... do... 2

Salt to the 100 rations......................... do... 4 1/2

Vinegar to the 100 rations.....................quarts. 2

II. Beef, meal, rice or peas, sugar, soap, salt, vinegar, and grits will constitute the regular daily issue unless otherwise ordered.

By command of General Johnston:

GEORGE WM. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS,

Meridian, Miss., January 23, 1864.

I. Hereafter no leave of absence or furlough will be granted at these headquarters upon application based upon surgeon's certificate unless such certificate shall contain special and satisfactory reasons why applicant should be permitted to go home and not be sent to hospital.

II. Authority is granted commanding officers of brigades to send sick and wounded officers to Officers' Hospital, Lauderdale, Miss., and sick and wounded enlisted men to the hospital of the division to which the brigade belongs, on hospital certificate approved by senior surgeon of brigade.

The same authority is given to the commanding and senior medical officers of detached commands.

III. Commanding officers are urged to disapprove and return all applications for furloughs which do not come within the provisions of General Orders, Numbers 3, from these headquarters, except in cases of a most urgent and meritorious character.

By command of Lieutenant-General Polk:

THOS. M. JACK,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

ROME, January 24, 1864.

Major-General WHEELER,

Dalton:

Have just received dispatch from Captain Ingram, dated 23rd, that the enemy attacked Guntersville on 22nd. No particulars. The town still holds out.

H. B. DAVIDSON,

Brigadier-General.