War of the Rebellion: Serial 058 Page 0660 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter XLIV.

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Schedule of prices.

Articles. Price. Articles. Price.

Bacon...per pound $ 2.20 Meal...per pound $ 0.06

Beef....do... .80 Soap...do... .50

Lard....do... 2.20 Coats 350.00

Molasses 6.00 Boots 250.00

per gallon

Vinegar..do... 1.10 Pants 125.00

Sugar..per pound 1.50 Hats $ 80.00 -

125.00

Rice...do... .15 Shirts 50.00

Flour..do... .30 Drawers 15.00

[First indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS FLORIDA BRIGADE,

Dalton, Ga., February 4, 1864.

Respectfully forwarded.

It is for the good of the service and right in itself that officers, as well as privates, should be fed and clothed, having due regard at all times to economy.

J. J. FINLEY,

Brigadier-General.

[Second indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS BRECKINRIDGE'S DIVISION,

February 4, 1864.

Respectfully forwarded, approved.

Similar resolutions from the other brigades of this division have been forwarded. The grievance complained of falls heavily upon officers.

WM. B. BATE,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

[Third indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS HINDMAN'S CORPS,

February 6, 1864.

Respectfully forwarded, approved.

T. C. HINDMAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

BRECKINRIDGE'S DIVISION,

Dalton, Ga., February 3, 1864.

At a meeting of the officers of Breckinridge's division, held this day, the following preamble and resolutions were unanimously adopted:

Whereas, in consequence of the high price of rations sold to officers, as shown per schedule of prices hereto appended, it has become impossible for regimental and line officers, especially subalterns, to subsist and clothe themselves out of the pay allowed by the Government; and

Whereas, so far from prospects of a change for the better, the evil is likely to increase and prove greatly detrimental to the common interest of the army and country: