Lieut.-Col. W. R. Gause
succeeded Col. J. A. Pritchard
, who had been mortally wounded at Corinth
, as colonel of the Third, and Lieut.-Col. Pembroke Senteney
was given charge of the Second, in place of Colonel Cockrell
, commanding brigade.
The battle of Corinth
ended the fighting, as far as the Mississippi
troops were concerned, for the year 1862.
The day before Christmas
they, with other troops, were reviewed at Grenada
by President Davis
, Generals Johnston
, and the Missourians were highly complimented by the President
on their soldierly qualities.
Early in the new year General Price
announced to his troops that he had solicited and obtained orders to report to the Trans-Mississippi department, and that he had the promise of the secretary of war
that they should follow him in a short time.