e twenty-six stands of flags and colors, and about thirty of the guns captured on the 6th.
The guns which figure in Federal subordinate reports as captured from the Confederates, with few exceptions, were those lost on Sunday by the Federals, which, for want of horses to draw them from the field, had been left by the Confederates where they had been taken.
First—The delay of the Confederate Army in making the march from Corinth is a signal illustration of the truth of Napier's proposition:
That celerity in war depends as much on the experience of the troops as upon the energy of the general.
Nevertheless, there were grave faults in the handling of several of the corps on the march.
Moreover, several of these did not quit Corinth as early in the day as they might have done.
We know General Johnston was profoundly disappointed and chagrined that his just expectations of delivering battle on Saturday morning were thus baffled.
Second—The precise terrene