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XII. Troops from Tennessee (new levies) to rendezvous at Henderson and Bethel Stations, with proper advance guards along Tennessee River.

XIII. Columbus and Grenada, Mississippi, to be grand depots of supplies of all kinds for this army.

XIV. All heavy baggage, etc., to be sent to said depots forthwith.

XV. One regiment of unarmed troops (except with lances) to be sent to Memphis, as a guard to that city.

XVI. The Governor of Mississippi to send unarmed troops to Columbus and Grenada, Mississippi, as a rendezvous.

XVII. All troops of this army not included in General Polk's command as above named to be under the command of Major-General Bragg, under the denomination of 2d Grand Division; he will resume, in addition thereto, the command of his former department.

G. T. Beauregard, Genl. C. S. A.

Confidential.

Jackson, Tenn., March 4th, 1862.
Notes of Reference.

Provisions, grain, etc., in western Tennessee, to be collected as rapidly as possible and sent to Columbus and Grenada, keeping on hand provisions and forage as follows, viz.:

At Union City, for 1,500 men, about 3 weeks.
At Humboldt, for 5,000 men about 3 weeks.
At Jackson, for 900 infantry about 3 weeks.
At Jackson, for 400 cavalry about 3 weeks.
At Corinth, for 15,000 men for 4 weeks.
At Henderson, for 800 men for 2 weeks.
At Iuka, for 2,500 men for 2 weeks.
At Grand Junction, for 10,000 men for 4 weeks.

The regiment now at Trenton to be ordered forthwith, by General Polk, to Fort Pillow, via Memphis.

Captain Robertson's cavalry to remain at Henderson; the remainder of troops now there, viz., Lea's and Browder's regiments, and stragglers collected, to be ordered by General Polk to report to General Ruggles at Corinth, forthwith.

The 7th Mississippi regiment, now at Jackson, Tennessee, to be ordered by Bragg to Henderson.

Organization.

Three or more regiments, or about twenty-five hundred effective men, to a brigade.

Two brigades to a division.

To each brigade one battery of six guns, either four smooth-bore and two howitzers, or four rifles and two howitzers, or six rifled-guns.

Each Grand Division should have a reserved battery as large as practicable. There should be a chief of artillery for light batteries on the General-in-Chief's staff.


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