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Monroe Guards, Capt. F. M. Rodgers.

Benton Relief Rifle Guards, Capt. B. G. Lawrence.

Rough and Readies, Capt. H. E. Williamson.

Burt Rifles, Capt. E. R. Burt.

Beauregard Rifles, Capt. A. S. Lee.

Agency Rifles, Capt. John M. Ware.

Quitman Guards, Capt. Samuel A. Matthews.

Lexington Guards, Capt. L. R. Page.

Wilkinson Rifles, Capt. C. Posey.

Jasper Grays, Capt. J. J. Shannon.

Meridian Invincibles, Capt. W. F. Crumpton.

Claiborne Rangers, Capt. J. Taylor Moore.

Clayton Guards, Captain Vaughn.

Rankin Rough and Readies, Capt. E. J. Runnels.

Panola Vindicators, Capt. Geo. P. Foote.

Buena Vista Rifles, Capt. T. L. Rogers.

In the month of August, 1861, the organization of the eight regiments ordered to be raised by the ordinance of the convention, adopted January 23d, was completed. These were put under command of Reuben Davis as major-general, and Brigadier-Generals Alcorn, Absalom M. West, John M. O'Farrell and Charles G. Dahlgren. As soon as the new brigades were ordered into camp there arose a storm of indignation at the supposed useless extravagance of maintaining such a military body. This was intensified after the victory at Manassas, which was taken by many as the end of the struggle against coercion.

It appearing to the legislature that the troops were being kept in camp merely for drilling, a joint resolution was adopted and approved January 17, 1862, disbanding the sixty-day troops then at Bowling Green and Union City, the brigade under command of Gen. Reuben Davis at Corinth, and the brigade under General Alcorn at Holly Springs. And, incredible as it may appear, it is nevertheless true that Governor Pettus received a telegram from Richmond, in response to a private inquiry, to

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