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[336] supervision of Gen. A. P. Stewart. Then for two weeks the regiments were engaged opposite New Madrid, day and night, in mounting guns and digging rifle-pits, under constant fire from Federal batteries. On the night of April 4th, the Twelfth regiment was moved to Island No.10, where Colonel Cook was put in command by General Mackall, who moved with the remaining infantry to Madrid bend. On the 7th, finding his little rain-drenched force ineffectual to hold the position, Cook evacuated the island, and retreated through the overflowed swamps to Reelfoot lake, which he crossed on small boats and rafts; heavy rain and snow continuing during all of his movements. Reporting from Memphis, April 13th, Colonel Cook said that about 300 of his regiment and a few of the Eleventh were with him. Nearly all of Smith's regiment was surrendered with Mackall on the 8th.

After Shiloh, Halleck besieged Corinth, and the Confederates evacuated that ‘strategic point’ and fell back to Tupelo, where Beauregard, as commander, gave way to Bragg. In the organization at Tupelo, June 30th, the Thirteenth Arkansas remained in A. P. Stewart's brigade, assigned to Polk's corps; the First Arkansas in its former brigade, under General Walker, Samuel Jones' corps; and Hardee's corps included Col. St. J. R. Liddell's brigade—Second, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth Arkansas regiments, pioneer company and Roberts' battery; General Cleburne's brigade—Fifteenth Arkansas; and Brig.-Gen. J. S. Marmaduke's brigade—Third Confederate, with three Tennessee regiments and Swett's battery. McCown's division included McCray's regiment in Brig.-Gen. W. L. Cabell's brigade; the Fourth infantry, First Riflemen dismounted (Colonel Harper), Second Riflemen (Colonel Williamson), Fourth battalion infantry, Turnbull's battalion infantry, and Humphreys' battery, in General Churchill's brigade.

In command of the army of the Mississippi, Bragg advanced from Tupelo to Chattanooga in July. May 9th,

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