siege of Corinth
retreat to Tupelo
General Beauregard retires
General Bragg in command
positions on the division was at Corinth and beyond.
The force of General Beauregard was less than forty-five thousand effective men. He nite idea of their number was formed.
In the opinion of Beauregard, a general attack was not to be hazarded; on May 3d, howof the movement, and no surprise could be effected.
General Beauregard commenced the removal of his sick, preparatory to anrgent and absolute. J. Davis.
On application to General Beauregard for the necessary order, he replied:
You can notne 14, 1862.
We certify that, after attendance on General Beauregard for the past four months, and treatment of his case,this second dispatch was received by General Bragg, General Beauregard had transferred the command to him, and had departeductions.
From this statement it appears—1.
That General Beauregard was not, as has been alleged, harshly deprived of hi