moved with equal secrecy and effect, and are now attempting a junction with Smith.
The army of General Bragg is divided into three corps d'armee under Gens. William J. L. Hardee, Leonidas Polk, and Kirby Smith.
Each of these corps would number about 15,000 men if the regiments were full; but it is not probable, that, of this whole army, 40,000 effective infantry can be brought into action.
The cavalry force of the two corps under Hardee and Polk is estimated at 5,000
and it is known that they have each three batteries of light artillery, and several pieces of heavy guns.
Among the division commanders in Hardee's corps are S B Buckner, Henry W. HHardee's corps are S B Buckner, Henry W. Hilliard, and a Brigadier General Slaughter.
This Slaughter we cannot recall to mind, and it has been suggested to us that Savage, of Tennessee, is meant.
With Buckner our readers are familiar.
It is rumored he has been made a Major General.
There is little doubt that he commands a division of this army, organized to penetrate