g to organize everything as rapidly as possible.
Yours truly, G. T. Beauregard. General A. S. Johnston, Stevenson, Ala.
On the same day, and to the same effect, he also telegraphed General Johnston, reaffirming the urgency of a junction at Corinth, and asking specially for the 9th and 10th Mississippi and 5th Georgia regiments, under Brigadier-General J. R. Jackson, they having been sent to Chattanooga, by order of the War Department, to reinforce General Johnston, then moving upon Stevenson, and about the disposition of whose troops, and projected plans, Mr. Benjamin wrote that he was still without any satisfactory information.
See Mr. Benjamin's letter to General Bragg, dated Richmond, Va., February 18th, 1862. General Beauregard was most anxious that these troops should at once reach Corinth—now become the important strategic point—in anticipation of the arrival there of the reinforcements coming from the adjacent States.
On the 3d, General Johnston, through Colonel