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[329] the rear, were attended by no ‘pomp and circumstance.’ News of the defeat of Van Dorn at Elkhorn Tavern, Ark., March 7th, and the death of McCulloch and McIntosh, added to the general gloom.

The movement of the enemy from Paducah up the Tennessee river had already commenced. Gen. C. F. Smith assembled four divisions at Savannah, Tenn., on the 13th; Bell began his march from Nashville on the 1st, and Sherman disembarked troops at Pittsburg landing on the 16th and made a reconnoissance to Monterey, nearly half way to Corinth.

The organization of the army of the Mississippi, April 6 and 7, 1862, was in four corps, under Polk, Bragg, Hardee and Breckinridge. The Arkansas commands were mainly in the third corps, Hardee's, which was made up as follows:

First brigade, Brig.-Gen. T. C. Hindman, Col. R. G. Shaver—Second Arkansas, Col. D. C. Govan, Maj. Reuben F. Harvey; Sixth Arkansas, Col. A. T. Hawthorn; Seventh Arkansas, Lieut.-Col. J. M. Dean (killed), Maj. J. T. Martin; Third Confederate, Col. J. S. Marmaduke; Swett's Mississippi battery. Second brigade, Brig.-Gen. Patrick R. Cleburne—Fifteenth Arkansas, Lieut.-Col. A. K. Patton; Sixth Mississippi; Second, Fifth, Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Tennessee; Trigg's and Calvert's Arkansas batteries, Captain Shoup. Third brigade, Brig.-Gen. S. A. M. Wood—Eighth Arkansas, Col. W. K. Patterson; Ninth (Fourteenth) Arkansas battalion, Maj. J. H. Kelly; and Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee and Georgia commands.

The First corps, General Polk, included the Thirteenth Arkansas, commanded successively by Lieut.-Col. A. D. Grayson, Maj. James A. McNeely, and Col. James C. Tappan, in A. P. Stewart's Tennessee brigade. The Second corps, General Bragg, contained the First Arkansas, Col. James F. Fagan, brigaded with R. L. Gibson's Louisianians; and in Breckinridge's reserve corps

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