th a body of about eight thousand men; while the remainder, under General Crittenden—some five thousand strong, exclusive of cavalry—were halted at Beirnsville and Iuka, on the Memphis and Charleston Railroad.
A shade of sadness, if not of despondency, rested upon General Johnston's brow.
The keen anxiety and still-increasingents, now en route for these headquarters, will form a garrison for the post and depot of Corinth.
Strong guards will be left at the railway bridge between Iuka and Corinth, to be furnished in due proportion from the commands at Iuka, Beirnsville, and Corinth.
Proper guards will be left at the camps of the severalIuka, Beirnsville, and Corinth.
Proper guards will be left at the camps of the several regiments of the forces in the field.
Corps commanders will determine the strength of these guards.
Wharton's regiment of Texas cavalry will be ordered forward, at once, to scout on the road from Monterey to Savannah, between Mickey's and its intersection with the Pittsburg-Purdy road.
It will annoy and harass any for