red a heavy gloom of disappointment and discouragement — a feeling not unlike that which had prevailed there after the Confederate victory at Manassas on July 21st, 1861.
It was clear to me, however, that the enemy, whose land forces had not cooperated in this naval attack, would not rest upon his defeat, but would soon make another effort, with renewed vigor, and on a larger scale.
I was therefore very much concerned when, scarcely a week afterward, the War Department compelled me to send Cooke's and Clingman's commands back to North Carolina, and, early in May, two other brigades [S. R. Gist's and W. H. T. Walker's], numbering five thousand men, with two batteries of light artillery, to reenforce General Joseph E. Johnston at Jackson, Mississippi.
The fact is that, on the 10th of May, Mr. Seddon, the Secretary of War, had even directed that still another force of five thousand men should be withdrawn from my department to be sent to Vicksburg to the assistance of General Pemberto
ffett. Perry's Brigade, Brig.-Gen. E. A. Perry: 2d Fla.,----; 5th Fla.,----; 8th Fla.,----.
Heth's division, Maj.-Gen. Henry Heth.
Davis's Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Joseph R. Davis: 2d Miss.,----; 11th Miss.,----; 42d Miss.,----; 55th N. C.,----. Cooke's Brigade, Brig.-Gen. John R. Cooke: 15th N. C.,----; 27th N. C.,----; 46th N. C.,----; 48th N. C.,----. Kirkland's Brigade, Brig.-Gen. William W. Kirkland: 11th N. C.,----; 26th N. C.,----; 44th N. C.,----; 47th N. C.,----; 52d N. C.,----. WalkeBrig.-Gen. John R. Cooke: 15th N. C.,----; 27th N. C.,----; 46th N. C.,----; 48th N. C.,----. Kirkland's Brigade, Brig.-Gen. William W. Kirkland: 11th N. C.,----; 26th N. C.,----; 44th N. C.,----; 47th N. C.,----; 52d N. C.,----. Walker's Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Henry H. Walker: 40th Va.,----; 47th Va., Col. R. M. Mayo; 55th Va., Col. W. S. Christian; 22d Va., Batt'n,----. Archer's Brigade, Brig.-Gen. James J. Archer: 13th Ala.,----; 1st Tenn. (Prov.
Army), Maj. F. G. Buchanan; 7th Tenn., Lieut.-Col. S. G. Shepard; 14th Tenn., Col. William McComb.
Wilcox's division, Maj.-Gen. Cadmus M. Wilcox.
Lane's Brigade, Brig.-Gen. James H. Lane: 7th N. C., Lieut.-Col. W. Lee Davidson; 18th N. C., Col. John D. Barry; 28th N. C.,----;