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XXXIX. Lieutenant Colonel J. M. Kennard, artillery, Provisional Army, C. S., is relieved from service with the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana, and is assigned to duty as chief ordnance officer of Army of Tennessee. He will report to General John B. Hood, commanding, &c.

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By command of the Secretary of War:

SAML. W. MELTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL FIELD ORDERS,

HDQRS. ARMY OF TENNESSEE, Numbers 10.

In the Field, August 3, 1864.

I. Hereafter the allowance of couriers will be follows: For corps headquarters, twenty men, under a commissioned officer; for division headquarters, ten men, under a non-commissioned officer; for brigade headquarters, four men, under a non-commissioned officer.

II. As far as practicable these couriers will be furnished from the unattached companies of cavalry now serving with the army, in order that companies belonging to regular organizations may be returned to them entire.

III. Infantry soldiers at present detailed as couriers will be permitted to remain, within the number above allowed. All in excess will be promptly returned to their commands, and their horses, if public, turned in; if private, disposed of.

By command of General Hood:

KINLOCH FALCONER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

ATLANTA, August 4, 1864.

Honorable J. A. SEDDON:

No important change in the past two days. Some skirmishing and a little shelling from the enemy.

J. B. HOOD,

General.

AUGUST 4, 1864-9.15 a. m.

Lieutenant-General LEE,

Commanding, &c.:

The general desires to call your attention to the urgent necessity of economy in the expenditure of ammunition, even upon the picket-line. He desires that the firing be discontinued, except in cases of necessity.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]

AUGUST 4, 1864-12 m.

Lieutenant-General LEE,

Commanding, &c.:

The general desires you to increase the force of General Lewis on the Sandtown road by about 300 men.

[F. A. SHOUP,

Chief of Staff.]