War of the Rebellion: Serial 059 Page 0749 Chapter XLIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.- CONFEDERATE.

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of April, as a day of humiliation, fasting, and prayer, it is ordered that all military duty be suspended on that day, that all may have an opportunity, as invited by the President, "to repair to their several places of public worship and beseech Almighty God to preside over our public counsels, and so inspire our armies and leaders with wisdom, courage, and perseverance, and so to manifest Himself in thee greatness of His goodness and in the majesty of His power, that we may secure the blessings of an honorable peace and of free government, and that we as a people may ascribe all to the honor and glory of His name."

By command of General Johnston:

A. P. MASON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

BRISTOL, April 5, 1864.

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General:

Our animals are dying for want of forage.

J. LONGSTREET,

Lieutenant-General, Commanding.

BRISTOL, April 5, 1864.

General S. COOPER:

The Ninth and Twenty-third Corps are reported to have gone to Kentucky. The Ninth is supposed to be en route for the East.

J. LONGSTREET,

Lieutenant-General, Commanding.

DUBLIN, VA., April 5, 1864.

Lieutenant-General LONGSTREET,

Bristol:

Am very sorry I can't forage your horses; this department is stripped. My artillery and cavalry horses are scattered to get forage, and at least 400 broken-down horses form your command are now in this department.

JNO. C. BRECKINRIDGE,

Major-General.

COLUMBUS, April 5, 1864.

Lieutenant-General POLK:

Yours with reference to Jackson's division received. The division is near Carthage, and is not moving in this direction. I send orders at once as directed. Will be in Demopolis by first train. My horses are here.

S. D. LEE,

Major-General.