No. 4.-report of Maj. Gen. Leonidas Polk, C. S. Army.
Hdqs. First Grand Div. Army of the Mississippi, Humboldt, March 17, 1862.Sir: In compliance with the dispatch from headquarters of the 14th, I inclose the accompanying statement,1 furnished by Major King, of the affair of the 11th near Paris. In reply to the inquiry as to whether there were infantry troops at or near Paris at the time of the skirmish, I have to say that finding  Major King's battalion to be mounted rifles, and having two large companies of cavalry besides at my disposal, which I posted there, I deemed the spirit of the order to post a battalion of infantry at Paris complied with. The only troops, therefore, there were King's Mounted Rifles and two companies of cavalry. Respectfully, your obedient servant,