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rom Captain Ketchum's battery of light artillery, under command of Lieutenant Snow. I have for the two rifled brass 6-pounders 200 rounds of ammunition each and about 75 rounds for each of the other guns, with the exception of the brass 12-pounder rifled, for which I have only 20 rounds, there being only that number of Reed shells in the ordnance department. In case of necessity, however, I shall use canister with this piece. I remain, very respectfully, your obedient servant, R. H. Smith Thompson, First Lieutenant Artillery, Commanding Heavy Battery. General orders, no. 37. Headquarters of the forces, Corinth, Miss., May 6, 1862. I. General Braxton Bragg, C. S. Army, is assigned to the immediate command of that part of the forces known as the Army of the Mississippi. II. The following officers are announced as chiefs in their respective departments of the general staff of the forces. They will be obeyed and respected accordingly. Brig. Gen. Thomas Jordan, chief