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up to Ripley, Mississippi, where, on the 28th of September, he was joined by General Price, with Hebert's and Maury's divisions, numbering 13,863 effective infantry, artillery, and cavalry.
This coand fiercely hot. Van Dorn says that the Confederate preparations for the morning were:
that Hebert, on the left, should mask part of his own division on the left, placing Cabell's brigade en écheif possible, to get some of his artillery in position across the road.
In this order of battle, Hebert was to attack, swinging his left flank toward Corinth, and advance down the Purdy ridge.
On thehe right, was ordered to await the attack on his left, feeling his way with sharp-shooters until Hebert was heavily engaged with the enemy.
Maury was to move at the same time quickly to the front dir night.
The left of General Van Dorn's attack was to have begun earlier, but the accident of Hebert's sickness prevented.
The Confederates, from behind a spur of the Purdy ridge, advanced splendi