On November 7, 1862, Confederate General Braxton Bragg issued General Orders, No. 143, resuming his command of the Army of the Mississippi.
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.