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Civil War Logistics - Army of Tennessee - August 1862

No. 109. f Chattanooga, Tenn., August 8, 1862.

I. Until otherwise ordered the forces in this department, when taking
the field, will be provided with the following:
Means of transportation.—Oue wagon for cooking utensils, &c., for
100 men; one wagon for extra ammunition, &c., for 4Q0 men; one wagon
for each regimental headquarters; one ambulance (or light two-horse
wagon) for 300 men; one wagon each for brigade and division head-
quarters; two wagons for headquarters Army Corps.
Camp equipage.—One tent to each regiment for medical department;
one tent to regimental headquarters; two tents to brigade headquarters;
two tents to division headquarters; six tent-flies for every 100 men.
Ammunition.—Oue hundred rounds ammunition of proper description
for small-arms; a full supply for artillery, and 100 rounds for infantry
and 50 rounds for the artillery (extra)q to be transported by the ordnance

II. All surplus wagons and teams and other means of transportation
not prescribed in the first paragraph of these orders will be turned in
immediately to the quartermaster~s department.

III. All surplus tents will be transferred to the division quartermas-
ters, to be turned into the nearest depot quartermaster, or for d isposi-
tion by the chief quadermaster of the forces.

IV. Division and brigade commanders will be held responsible for
the prompt and faithful execution of the foregoing orders. They will
have a thorough inspection made before taking the field of every regi-
ment, company, and man to see that these and previous orders fixing
the marching outfit of officers and soldiers are complied with.

V. All quartermasters will be required on the march to remain habit-
nally with the rear of their trains, unless specially detached, moving
promptly along to the front whenever the train is interrupted, to ascer-
tain and correct the difficulty if in their trains.
By command of General Bragg:
Chief of Star

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