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army. From the twenty-sixth of November to the twenty-sixth of December every effort was bent to complete the clothing oftheir rear. The movement began on the morning of December twenty-sixth. McCook advanced on Nolinsville pike, skirmishint of Nashville, with the brigade, on the morning of December twenty-sixth, taking the Nolinsville pike, and moving slowly witto submit the following: On the morning of the twenty-sixth of December, being then on picket with my regiment, I receiveCaptain Samuel Voris, A. A.G.: On the morning of December twenty-sixth, 1862, in our proper position in the brigade, the rerations of Major-Gen. Rosecrans commenced on the twenty-sixth of December by the movement of his army from Nashville, culmihat they themselves witnessed. On the morning of December twenty-sixth, Gen. Rousseau's division of Thomas's corps marchedd. Never mind; let us fight this battle. On Friday, December twenty-sixth, the army advanced in three columns, Major-Gene
ward, as the results of the day may require, and the trains should be in position out of danger, teamsters all present, and quarter masters in charge. 11. Should we be compelled to retire, Polk's corps will move on Shelbyville, and Hardee's on the Manchester pike — trains in front, cavalry in rear. Braxton Bragg, General Commanding. George G. Garner. A. A. General. General Bragg's official report. headquarters army of Tennessee, Tullahoma, 23d Feb. 1863. sir: On the twenty-sixth of December last, the enemy advanced in force from Nashville to attack us at Murfreesboro. It had been well ascertained that his strength was over sixty thousand effective men. Before night on that day the object of the movement was developed by our dispositions in front, and orders were given for the necessary concentration of our forces there distributed as follows: Polk's corps and three brigades of Breckinridge's division, Hardee's corps at Murfreesboro. The balance of Hardee's corps w
the wagons to be placed in corral. I also ordered guns to be distributed to all the convalescents capable of using them, as also to the teamsters whom I placed under competent commanders. I ordered an increase of our picket-guards and a thorough inspection of arms, ammunition, etc. Knowing that a force of some ten or eleven regiments were at Danville, I then telegraphed to Brig.-General Baird for reinforcements of infantry and a battery of artillery. In reply he notified me on the twenty-sixth December that he had ordered to my support a battery of Napoleon service. guns and (2) two regiments of infantry. From my observation I know of no place so vulnerable as Lebanon, lying as it were in a basin surrounded by commanding positions, as also with approaches from almost every direction, and I was therefore satisfied that a fight with equal numbers could not be successfully made within or very near the town, and I accordingly determined, should he move upon the place, to meet him fro
Doc. 87.-speech of Jefferson Davis before the Legislature of Mississippi, Dec. 26. Friends and Fellow-Citizens, Gentlemen of the House of Representatives and Senate of the State of Mississippi: After an absence of nearly two years I again find myself among those who, from the days of my childhood, have ever been the trusted objects of my affections, those for whose good I have ever striven, and whose interests I have sometimes hoped I may have contributed to subserve. Whatever fortunes I may have achieved in life have been gained as a representative of Mississippi, and before all, I have labored for the advancement of her glory and honor. I now, for the first time in my career, find myself the representative of a wider circle of interest; but a circle in which the interests of Mississippi are still embraced. Two years ago, nearly, I left you to assume the duties which had devolved on me as the representative of the new Confederacy. The responsibilities of this position
h, as I suppose, will be soon again forgotten, like all other efforts for the success of the Flag of our country made by this far-off Western army. In the battle of Prairie Grove, it was principally our artillery and infantry that vindicated their valor as veteran soldiers. The incident of which this is to be but a mere recapitulation, must now pass entirely to the credit of the cavalry of the army of the frontier, the artillery only to some degree sharing in the result. On the twenty-sixth of December last, there was a mysterious bustle visible in the three divisions of the army, occasioned by a verbal order to pick all the best men out of each command — mounted men to provide themselves with one <*>k of shell-corn for each animal, and every body to take six rations in his haversack. Each regiment was allowed but two wagons. It was evident that no retrograde movement was in view, as all available ambulances of the whole force were also put in readiness, each having the red flag