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Rebel officers in battle.--The following is a rebel official circular, and accounts for the fact that the National loss in officers in battle is oftentimes so much greater than that of the enemy:

war Department, Adjutant and Inspector-General's office, Richmond, June 3, 1862.
Officers of the field are permitted to wear a fatigue dress, consisting of the regulation frock-coat, without embroidery on the collar, or a gray jacket, with the designation of rank upon the collar. Only caps such as are worn by the privates of their respective commands may be worn by officers of the line.

Mounted officers are ordered to dismount in time of action, whenever they can do so without interference with the proper discharge of their duties.

Officers of all grades are reminded that unnecessary exposure in time of battle, on the part of commissioned officers, is not only unsoldierlike, but productive of great injury to the army and infinite peril to the country. They are recommended to follow, in this particular, to a reasonable extent, the excellent example set them by the enemy.

By command of the Secretary of War.

S. Cooper, Adjutant and Inspector-General. Official — Geo. P. Foote, A. A. General.

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