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Headquarters army of the Mississippi, Corinth, Miss., April 24th, 1862.
Major E. E. Mclean, Chief Quartermaster, A. of M.:
Major,—Colonel Morgan is about starting on an important military expedition beyond the Tennessee River; and the general commanding directs that he be furnished with fifteen thousand dollars for the wants of his expedition. As there may be no bonded quartermaster with him, you are authorized and instructed to take his official receipts for the same. You may turn over to him, as a part of said sum, the sum of one thousand dollars, turned over to you the other day by Captain John Adams.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

Thos. Jordan, A. Adj.-Genl.

Corinth, April 25th, 1862.
Capt. D. B. Harris, Chief-Engineer, Vicksburg:
Two 10-inch guns and eighty-five hundred pounds powder, subject to your order at Jackson, Miss.


Corinth, April 26th, 1862.
Maj.-Genl. M. Lovell, Tangipaho:
Yes, look out for Jackson and Vicksburg, but we may require you here soon.


Send guns to Vicksburg.


Guns have been ordered to Jackson, Mississippi, subject to order of Captain Harris. Let him send an agent there to forward them to him as wanted. Governor Pettus has been ordered to send one regiment of Volunteers to report to you. They will be armed as soon as possible.


Corinth, Miss., April 29th, 1862.
Maj.-Genl. M. Lovell, Camp Moore, Tangipaho, La.:
Should you determine not to return to New Orleans, can you not send one regiment to Vicksburg with some artillerists, and come here immediately with balance of forces? I expect soon another battle.


Corinth, April 30th, 1862.
Maj.-Genl. M. Lovell, Tangipaho, La.:
Send General Smith as soon as practicable, with one regiment and artillerists, to fortify and defend river below Vicksburg. Heavy guns are at Jackson, Mississippi. Get all the arms you can, and arm new Mississippi regiments to send here immediately.


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