War of the Rebellion: Serial 059 Page 0602 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter XLIV.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS,

Numbers 69.

Demopolis, Ala., march 9, 1864.

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XIII. Brigadier-General Cockrell, commanding French's division, will report for duty with his command, until further orders, to Major-General Loring.

XIV. Major-General Withers will order the Fifty-fourth Alabama Regiment to Montgomery, Ala.

By command of Lieutenant-General Polk:

THOS. M. JACK,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS FORREST'S CAVALRY,

Numbers 29.] Columbus, Miss., March 9, 1864.

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VI. Brigadier-General Chalmers, commanding division, will order Colonel Duckworth and Lieutenant-Colonel Crews to prepare their commands without delay with five days' rations of hard bread and bacon and two days' rations of corn bread, with 60 rounds of ammunition to the man, 40 to be carried in cartridge-boxes, and 20 rounds each to the man to be taken on pack-mules. The pack-saddles can be procured from Major Severson, chief quartermaster; the mules to be taken from the wagons of their commands. All dismounted men and disabled horses will be left to move with the division train. They will move to Okolona, crossing Chuckatouchee at Ellis's Bridge, and will report to these headquarters at what time they will be in readiness to move.

VII. Brigadier General J. R. Chalmers is relieved from duty with this command, and will report to Lieutenant-General Polk for orders.

By order of Major-General Forrest:

J. P. STRANGE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Abstract from return of the Army of Tennessee, General Joseph E. Johnston, C. S. Army, commanding, March 10, 1864; headquarters Dalton, Ga.

Present for duty.

Command. Officers. Men. Effective

total

present.

General staff.. 16 ... ...

Hardee's corps:

Staff.. 13 ... ...

Cheatham's division a.. 547 4,170 4,013

Cleburne division.. 493 5,374 5,241

Walker's division.. 368 4,824 4,742

Bate's division.. 384 3,538 3,410

Total.. 1,805 17,906 17,406

Command. Aggregate Aggregate Pieces of

present. present artillery.

and

absent.

General staff.. 16 16 ...

Hardee's corps:

Staff.. 13 14 ...

Cheatham's division a.. 5,604 8,597 ...

Cleburne division.. 6,785 9,932 ...

Walker's division.. 6,006 9,299 ...

Bate's division.. 4,437 7,132 ...

Total.. 22,845 34,974 ...

a Cheatham's division, which was ordered to Lieutenant-General Polk, has returned to this army, since last report.