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Richmond, March 21st, 1861.
To General Beauregard:
The following gentlemen have been confirmed by the Senate to take rank in the order in which they are named: Major-Generals B. F. Cheatham and John P. McCown; Brigadier-Generals W. W. Mackall, Sam. B. Maxey, J. M. Hawes, J. L. Slaughter, L. M. Walker; not yet confirmed, J. B. Villepigue, John S. Bowen, and B. H. Helm.



Appendix to Chapter XVIII.

Confidential.

Jackson, Tenn., March 3d, 1862.
Notes of Reference.

I. Island No.10 and New Madrid are fully prepared, according to means and circumstances.

II. Brigadier-General Withers, with 1st, 2d, and 21st Alabama regiments, to go forthwith to Fort Pillow, with proper ammunition. About fifteen (15) guns from Columbus are ordered to Fort Pillow, where sixteen (16) guns are already in position. Said fifteen (15) guns are not probably provided with carriages, but their platforms are in position. Ten (10) shell-guns from Pensacola, complete, are also ordered to Fort Pillow; also one company of sappers and miners from New Orleans. Troops from New Madrid and Island No.10 to fall back to Fort Pillow in case of necessity. Fort Pillow can be reinforced by railroad from Humboldt to Memphis and the military road from Mason's depot—twentyeight miles from Fort Pillow.

III. The main body of General Polk's command is to be at Humboldt, which is central to Memphis, Jackson, Grand Junction, Henderson, Corinth, and Fort Pillow.

IV. A rear guard of two (2) regiments and five hundred cavalry to be stationed at Union City.

V. A battalion of infantry to be stationed at Paris, from Humboldt, with say five hundred cavalry, which, together with the other cavalry, will guard all avenues of approach from the Tennessee to the Mississippi River, in front of Paris and Union City.

VI. All the above-named forces and positions to be under the command of Major-General Polk, and to be called the 1st Grand Division.

VII. The balance of the cavalry, say two hundred men, to report at these headquarters.

VIII. Two regiments of infantry (4th Louisiana and 7th Mississippi), at present here, to remain ready to move.

IX. The balance of new troops from Louisiana and Mississippi to rendezvous at Grand Junction.

X. Ruggles's brigade, with troops from Alabama, to rendezvous at Corinth.

XI. Chalmers's to rendezvous at Iuka.


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