War of the Rebellion: Serial 058 Page 0799 Chapter XLIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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DALTON, February 23, 1864.

Senior Officer of Hardee's Corps, at Montgomery:

By order of the President, all of Hardee's corps that has not passed beyond Montgomery, south or west, will at once return to this place. The enemy is advancing; is now in force at Tunnel Hill, Lose no time.

J. E. JOHNSTON.

GENERAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Numbers 23.

Richmond, February 24, 1864.

General Braxton Bragg is assigned to duty at the seat of government, and, under the direction of the President, is charged with the conduct of military operations in the armies of the Confederacy.

By order:

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General.

DALTON, February 24, 1864.

General BROWN,

Commanding, Rome:

Send two regiments to Calhoun to guard the depot there. Cars will be sent for them.

W. W. MACKALL,

Chief of Staff.

DALTON, February 24, 1864.

Colonel BONDURANT,

Commanding Artillery, Kingston:

Hasten the movement of your artillery. Have the cars arrived at Kingston to carry your ammunition boxes? Answer.

GEORGE WM. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

DALTON, February 24, 1864.

General RODDEY,

Rome:

Move your command to Resaca instantly, says General Johnston.

W. W. MACKALL,

Chief of Staff.

DALTON, February 24, 1864.

General WHEELER,

Tunnel Hill:

As driven back destroy bridges, and make road as impracticable as possible to enemy.

W. W. MACKALL,

Chief of Staff.