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Have ordered two regiments from Memphis.


Telegram.

Fort Pillow, April 13th, 1862.
To Genl. Beauregard:
The gunboat Little Rebel, at New Orleans, is very small, well protected against shot, very swift, burns very little coal, and is much needed here for despatch boat, picket boat, etc. Can she be ordered up? I suggest that Governor Harris be requested to call out the militia in the four surrounding counties, and order them to report here, in case of an attack. Acting entirely on the defensive alone has produced the worst effect. General Pope replies to the proposition for an exchange that he thinks there will be no difficulty in effecting an exchange at a more convenient time. I learn our men have been sent to Columbus, Ohio, and other places.


Telegram.

Fort Pillow, April 13th, 1832.
To Genl. G. T. Beauregard:
General Rust has arrived here, and, being my senior, will have to supersede me in the command. He has no orders to show. Please let me know if it is done by your direction.


General Sam. Jones will take command at Fort Pillow. Meantime retain immediate command of post and carry on works. General Rust will encamp his troops near by until General Jones shall arrive.


Telegram.

Fort Pillow, April 14th, 1862.
To Genl. G. T. Beauregard:
By order, I am here with three regiments and a battalion of my brigade. An attack by the gunboats and of the enemy's land forces in our rear imminent. Many of my men unarmed totally. Others indifferently. The force is inadequate if it was well armed. Can arms be forwarded immediately.

A. Rust, Brig.-Genl. C. S. A.

Headquarters army of the Mississippi, Corinth, Miss., April 20th, 1862.
Dr. E. K. Marshall, Vicksburg, Miss.:
Dear Sir,—The General has taken steps for the immediate, effective fortification of the river near Vicksburg, and Captain D. B. Harris of his staff, an accomplished


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