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Address of Lt.-Gen. Hardee. --The following address to the troops recently forming the garrisons of Vicksburg and Port Hudson has been issued by Lt. -Gen. Hardee: Enterprise, Miss., Aug. 28, 1863. By direction of the President of the Confederate States, I assume command of the paroled prisoners of Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri, Texas, and Louisiana, recently forming a part of the garrisons of Vicksburg and Port Hudson. I could desire no greater honor than the command oPort Hudson. I could desire no greater honor than the command of troops whose sufferings and achievements have added to the renown of their country, and compelled the admiration even of their enemies. The place of rendezvous for all paroled prisoners from the above-named States is changed from Demopolis, Ala., to Enterprise, Miss. In anticipation of an early exchange, the work of reorganization will proceed with energy. The troops must be organized and prepared to take the field when the exchange is effected. All officers and men must be at the
rs, and deserters from our ranks, many of them as marked as when they came into this world. The sight we beheld here was shocking. The dimensions of the room in which they were confined was forty feet by seventy, with an eight foot ceiling. It fronted on Cary street, with the rear on Canal, in sight of James river. As soon as we were ushered into this room we were besieged by these poor fellows with inquiries for the news from the North, and the particulars of the fights at Vicksburg, Port Hudson, and Charleston. After looking around on the floor for some line we found a spot, and laid down to get the rest we so much needed. It was impossible to keep at case or catch a nap while the vermin were literally devouring us. The older prisoners seemed to take it as a matter of course, and laid until morning in sound sleep, when our astonishment and disgust was intensified to see every man sitting up in bed hunting for the vermin in what little clothing he possessed. It was the regular