War of the Rebellion: Serial 103 Page 0972 KY., S. W. VA., TENN., N. & C. GA., MISS., ALA., & W. FLA.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY,

DISTRICT OF MISS. AND EAST LA., Numbers 28.

West Point, Miss., February 13, 1865.

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IV. Brigadier General James R. Chalmers, commanding division, will order Tennessee cavalry companies now serving under him to report to Brigadier General W. H. Jackson, commanding division, at Verona.

V. Brigadier General W. H. Jackson, commanding division, will order all Mississippi companies now serving under him to report to Brigadier General J. R. Chalmers, commanding division, at West Point.

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IX. Lieutenant E. S. Walton, commanding Hudson Battery, will report to Brigadier General J. R. Chalmers, commanding division, for orders.

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XI. Brigadier General J. R. Chalmers will assume command of all the Mississippi cavalry in this district in the Confederate service, and will proceed at once to consolidate and organize, in accordance with a recent law authorizing the consolidation and reorganization of companies, battalions and regiments, all Mississippi cavalry in this district in the Confederate service; and when so consolidated he will form three brigades, and with the Hudson Battery will comprise one division and be known a "Chalmers' Division," to be commanded by Brigadier General James R. Chalmers.

XII. Brigadier General W. H. Jackson will proceed to consolidate and organize in accordance with the rect law authorizing the consolidation and reorganizing of companies, battalions, and regiments, all Tennessee cavalry now under his command-Bell's and Rucker's brigades, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh-Nixon's and Carter's regiments and that portion of the Twelfth Confederate Regiment now in this district, and all other unattached Tennessee companies,which will be consolidated into six regiments. The six regiments will form two brigades, three regiments, to each brigade, one of which will be commanded by Colonel T. H. Bell, leaving the command of the other for future consideration; and with Ross' Texas Brigade, to be commanded by Brigadier General L. S. Ross, consisting of the Third, Sixth, and Ninth Texas Regiments, Colonel Griffith, Eleventh and Seventeenth Arkansas Regiments consolidated, Willis' battalion and Cobb's company of scouts,making three brigades, and with Morton's battery will form one division, to be known as "Jackson's Division" and commanded by Brigadier General W. H. Jackson.

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XIV. Brigadier General W. H. Jackson will relieve from duty all detailed men serving with his command belonging to Mississippi regiments and order them to report to Brigadier General James R. Chalmers.

XV. All detailed men belonging to Tennessee regiments and now serving in Brigadier-General Chalmers' command will be relieved and ordered to report to Brigadier-General W. H. Jackson.

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By order of Major-General Forrest:

J. P. STRANGE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.