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Advance of Van Dorn and Price-Price enters Iuka --battle of Iuka At this time, September 4th, I had two divisions of the Army of the Mississippi stationed at Corinth, Rienzi, Jacinto and Danville. There were at Corinth also [T. A.] Davies' division and two brigades of [J.] McArthur's, besides cavalry and artillery. This force constituted my left wing, of which Rosecrans was in command. General [E. O. C.] Ord commanded the centre, from Bethel to Humboldt on the Mobile and Ohio railroad and from Jackson to Bolivar where the Mississippi Central is crossed by the Hatchie River. General Sherman commanded on the right at Memphis with two of his brigades back at Brownsville, at the crossing of the Hatchie River by the Memphis and Ohio railroad. This made the most convenient arrangement I could devise for concentrating all my spare forces upon any threatened point. All the troops of the command were within telegraphic communication of each other, except those under Sherman. By bring
Advance of Van Dorn and Price-Price enters Iuka --battle of Iuka At this time, September 4th, I
3th of September General Sterling Price entered Iuka, a town about twenty miles east of Corinth on osecrans had previously had his headquarters at Iuka, where his command was spread out along the Mem a point on the road about seven miles west of Iuka.
From there his troops were to march by the no force moved on the Fulton road which comes into Iuka further east.
This plan was suggested by Rosec
It looked to me that, if Price would remain in Iuka until we could get there, his annihilation was f Van Dorn had moved against Corinth instead of Iuka I could have thrown in reinforcements to the nu er midnight from Jacinto, twenty-two miles from Iuka, saying that some of his command had been delay s Corners], the point where the Jacinto road to Iuka leaves the road going east.
He here turned nor was soon brought to me that our troops were in Iuka.
I immediately rode into town and found that t [2 more...]