August 15, 1862
On August 15, 1862, Confederate General Braxton Bragg issued General Orders, No. 116, resuming his command of the Army of the Mississippi.
GENERAL ORDERS, No. 116.
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT No. 2,
Chattanooga, Tenn., August 15, 1862.
I. The commander of the forces resumes command of the Army of the Mississippi for the impending campaign.
II. Major-General Polk is assigned to the command of the right wing, composed of Cheathams and Withers divisions as now organized, and Major-General Hardee will command the left wing, formed of the divisions of Jones and Wood.
By command of General Bragg:
Chief of Staff.