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Corinth, May 22d, 1862.
Maj.-Genl. L. Polk, Mobile and Ohio Railroad:
All right, keep from discovery. Bragg is ready near, waiting for Van Dorn. He will soon be ready. I send you his message. We have defeated the enemy in Western Virginia and New Mexico. We may be on the flood. Let pickets do as usual.


Corinth, May 22d, 1862, 2 P. M.
Genl. B. Bragg, Farmington road:
Van Dorn cannot get in position. Movement delayed to another time. Return troops to their positions.


Corinth, May 22d, 1862, 3.15 P. M.
Maj.-Genl. E. Van Dorn, Widow Smith's:
Have ordered all the troops back to their encampments for the present.


Corinth, May 22d, 1862, 2 P. M.
Maj.-Genl. L. Polk:
Movement is delayed to future time. Take back your commands to their usual positions. Van Dorn could not get into position.


Telegram.

Headquarters 1ST corps, May 22d, 1862.
Genl. Beauregard:
General,—I will remain in the neighborhood of the telegraph for an hour or two, and will be pleased to receive further orders by telegraph, if you have any.

L. Polk, Maj.-Genl.

Telegram.

Polk's Station, May 22d, 1862, 2.30 P. M.
Genl. Beauregard:
Your despatch of 2 P. M. received; the troops will be retired as you have ordered. Five distinct columns of smoke are visible in front, extending apparently from the Memphis and Charleston to the Mobile and Ohio Railroad.


Telegram.

Headquarters, May 22d, 1862.
To Genl. Beauregard:
Just in; note received; will come in. General, don't be too much disappointed with me, you can't imagine what I have had to contend with.


Telegram.

Headquarters 1ST corps, May 22d, 1862.
Genl. Beauregard:
A prisoner just captured, who was in hunt of water, says there is a brigade in


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