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The Daily Dispatch: May 22, 1863., [Electronic resource] 6 0 Browse Search
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Very good for Bragg. --A short time ago Gen. Bragg, who has the reputation of being a most rigid disciplinarian, received a dispatch from the friend of a furloughed soldier, urging an extension of his leave on the ground that he had been married just one week. In reply the General sent the following dispatch: "Dispatch received; furlough extended one month. See Deuteronomy XX, verse 7, and XXIV, verse 5. On referring to the passages cited was found the following: "And whGen. Bragg, who has the reputation of being a most rigid disciplinarian, received a dispatch from the friend of a furloughed soldier, urging an extension of his leave on the ground that he had been married just one week. In reply the General sent the following dispatch: "Dispatch received; furlough extended one month. See Deuteronomy XX, verse 7, and XXIV, verse 5. On referring to the passages cited was found the following: "And what man is there that hath betrothed a wife and has not taken her? Let him go and return unto his house lest he die in the battle and another man take her." "When a man hath taken a new wife, he shall not go out to war, neither shall he be charged with any business, but he shall be free at home one year; and shall cheer up his wife which he hath taken."
Generals. --In our service we have five full Generals, ranking as we print their names, thus; Cooper, Lee, Johnston, Beauregard, and Bragg. We have seven Lieutenant Generals, ranking as follows: Longstreet, Polk, E K. Smith, Hardee, Jackson, (now dead,) Pemberton, and Holmes. We have over 200 Major Generals and Brigadiers.