to four at most, and the divisions to twelve, the army would have been more manageable and better commanded, and the artillery, without any loss, but rather a gain of efficiency, would have been reduced by a dozen or fifteen batteries.
Early in June Lee's army began to move, and by the 8th Longstreet's and Ewell's corps had joined Stuart's cavalry at Culpeper.
A. P. Hill's corps was left in observation at Fredericksburg; and so skillfully were the changes concealed that Hooker, believing thas — caused delays until the fugitives from Milroy's command, followed by Jenkins's cavalry, roused the country.
Defensive works were then thrown up at Harrisburg and else-where, and local forces were raised and moved toward the enemy.
Early in June Hooker represented in strong terms the necessity of having one commander for all the troops whose operations would have an influence on those of Lee's army, and in reply was informed by Halleck that any movements he might suggest for other command
; m, 13 =61. Big Black Bridge, k, 10; w, 14; m, 1=25.
Vicksburg, assault May 19th, k, 1; w, 34 = 35; assault May 22d, k, 14; w, 63; m, 1=78. Cavalry: 2d Ill. (5 co's), Lieut.-Col. Daniel B. Bush, Jr.; 3d Ill. (3 co's), Capt. John L. Camlp-bell; 6th Mo. (7 cox's , Col. Clark Wright.
Cavalry loss: Champion's Hill, k, 2; w, 2 = 4. Artillery, Capt. Jacob T. Foster: 7th Mich., Capt. Charles H. Lanphere; 1st Wis., Lieut. Charles B. Kimball, Lieut. Oscar F. Nutting.
Artillery loss: Port Gibson, k, eut. Thomas J. Beebe; D, 3d Ill., Lieut. Jonathan Kershner.
Second division, Maj.-Gen. Frank P. Blair, Jr.
First Brigade, Col. Giles A. Smith: 113th Ill., Col. George B. Hoge, Lieut.-Col. John W. Paddock; 116th Ill., Col. Nathan W. Tupper; 6th Mo., Lieut.-Col. Ira Boutell, Col. James H. Blood; 8th Mo., Lieut.-Col. David C. Coleman; 13th U. S. (lst Battalion), Capt. Edward C. Washington (m w), Capt. Charles Ewing, Capt. Charles C. Smith.
Brigade loss: Vicksburg, assault May 19th, k, 37; w