to receive these precious weapons, arriving, some in time, some too late, to share in the glories of Shiloh.
General Beauregard issued an eloquent appeal for volunteers, and several regiments responded — a high compliment to his prestige won at Manassas.
The Comte de Paris mentions (vol.
i., page 525), on what authority does not appear, that Beauregard left Manassas with 15,000 men, and that he had with him well-trained troops, who took with them the prestige of the Bull-Run victory, and wManassas with 15,000 men, and that he had with him well-trained troops, who took with them the prestige of the Bull-Run victory, and were to inspire new ardor in the Army of the Mississippi, of which they were destined to form the nucleus.
This is an error.
General Beauregard came to the Army of the West with his staff only.
The troops collected under his command at Corinth were composed of Polk's corps, Bragg's corps, Ruggles's, Walker's, and Chalmers's brigades, and the new troops sent forward by the Governors.
Careless writers have assumed that this considerable army was summoned into being, or concentrated at Corinth