War of the Rebellion: Serial 129 Page 0001 SERIES IV. -VOL. III.

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CORRESPONDENCE, ORDERS, REPORTS, AND RETURNS OF THE CONFEDERATE AUTHORITIES FROM JANUARY 1, 1864, TO THE END.

[JANUARY 2, 1864. -For Forrest to Cooper, in relation to raising troops in West Tennessee, see Series I, VOL. XXXII, Part II, p. 512.]

[JANUARY 2, 1864. -For memorial signed by General Cleburne and others, in relation to freeing the slaves and enlisting them as soldiers, with resulting correspondence, see Series, I. VOL. LII, Part II, pp. 586, 593, 594, 596, 598, 606, 608.]

GENERAL ORDERS,
ADJT. AND INST. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 1. Richmond, January 4, 1864.

I. If immediately after the death of an officer there be no family connection or legal representative present to whom the officer charged by the Ninety-fourth Article of War with securing his effect may deliver them, he will them turn over, under the provision of paragraph III, General Orders, Numbers 67, 1863, to the quartermaster of the regiment or post, at the circumstances may indicate to be proper.

II. Surgeons or assistant surgeons in charge of hospitals will, upon the death os a soldier in hospital, furnish the Second Auditor of the Treasury a statement from their rolls showing the last payment preceding his death made to such soldier.

By order:

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General.

CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA, WAR DEPARTMENT,

Richmond, Va., January 4, 1864.

The PRESIDENT OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES:

SIR: The latter of His Excellency Governor Brown, * transmitting to you the resolutions of the General Assembly of the State of Georgia, declaring-

That believing it to the constitutional right of all soldiers who went from Georgia through the agency of the State to elect their regimental, battalion, and

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* See VOL. II, this series, p. 1062.

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