GENERAL ORDERS, No. 143.
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT No. 2,
Knoxville, November 7, 1862.
I. On the departure of Lieutenant-General Polk, to-day, the general commanding resumes command of the Army of the Mississippi, which will be divided into two army corps; the First Corps, formerly the right wing, under the command of Lieutenant-General Polk, the Second, the left wing, under Lieutenant-General Hardee. The division of Major-General Breckinridge, when organized, will be attached to the First Army Corps.
II. The cavalry will be organized into brigades, one under Brigadier-General Wheeler, who will be attached to the First Corps; the second under Brigadier-General Wharton, who will be attached to the Second Corps.
By command of General Bragg:
GEORGE WM. BRENT,
Chief of Staff and Assistant Adjutant-General.