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Appendix to Chapter XXIV.


Corinth, April 8th, 1862.
Genl. S. Cooper, A. and I. Genl., Richmond, Va.:
We are much in need of at least two additional major-generals, and four additional brigadier-generals; also one competent chief of artillery. I earnestly and urgently recommend Major-General Bragg for immediate appointment in General A. S. Johnston's place.

Headquarters army of the Mississippi, Corinth, Miss., April 8th, 1862.
Brig.-Genl. J. C. Breckinridge, Comdg. Rear Guard, Mickey's House, Tenn.:
General,—Your letter of this date has been referred to the General commanding, who agrees with you in the supposition that the movement of the enemy, reported to you, is but that of a reconnoissance, which, however, cannot be supported by artillery in the present state of the roads. The General expects tomorrow the arrival of several fresh regiments of infantry, which will be sent to you at once. Meanwhile every effort will be made to repair the roads for the passage of your wagons and artillery when you retire. Two of the best guides available will be sent you. General Chalmers is still, and will remain, at Monterey with his brigade, until you are prepared to fall back. Please communicate with him so that he may be able to conform his movements with yours.

The General regards the Ridge road as the only practicable one at present.

Herewith is enclosed a communication for the commanding officer of the Federal forces, which please have sent to him by a flag of truce. If the answer is favorable you will detail a burial party from your cavalry to bury the dead as soon as practicable.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

Thomas Jordan, A. Adj.-Genl.

Headquarters army of the Mississippi, Corinth, Miss., April 8th, 1862.
Brig.-General J. R. Chalmers, Comdg. Brigade, A. of M.:
General,—Unless otherwise ordered by your immediate commanding officer, you will allow your command to rest at Monterey. Sending working parties to obstruct, by cutting down trees, removing bridges, etc., the bad places of the roads leading from Monterey to positions now, or which may be, occupied by the enemy, and which might be used by him in attacking you or in endeavoring to cut off your retreat, look particularly to the roads leading towards Hamburg, being careful, however, not to cut off our wagons, etc. Your working parties should consist of those details left as a guard to your encampments. As soon as your force shall have been sufficiently rested, you will retire to this place, on the best road from Monterey to the Ridge road, passing west of the White House. The necessary wagons will be furnished you, if possible; meanwhile you will have a guard to take care of and protect said baggage, or to destroy itwhenever

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