ent as soon as possible to Columbus and Grenada, Mississippi.
All at Trenton, and one half of the s line of retreat to the latter place or Grenada, Mississippi, or even to Jackson, of that State.
XIII. Columbus and Grenada, Mississippi, to be grand depots of supplies of all to send unarmed troops to Columbus and Grenada, Mississippi, as a rendezvous.
All troops rapidly as possible and sent to Columbus and Grenada, keeping on hand provisions and forage as folepots to be established at Columbus and Grenada, Mississippi.
Ammunition for Distribution.
100olumbus, Mr. W. R. Hunt.
Ordnance officer at Grenada, Captain Gibbs.
Ordnance officer at Grand Juestablished at Columbus, and, if possible, at Grenada.
Prisoners of war now at Memphis to be remssible, all your heavy baggage to Columbus or Grenada—the latter would probably be preferable at prorinth, April 28th, 1862. S. Kirkpatrick, Grenada, Miss.:
Send guns to Vicksburg. G. T. Beaureg
our last was forwarded to me here.
On reflection, I am sure that General Chalmers remembers correctly, and that the guns were 24-pounders.
There were but two of them, and they were put in position side by side in the same battery, and within a stone's-throw of the corporate limits of the little town of Eastport, and this was the only battery we had. This identical battery had the contest with the gunboats.
Very respectfully, S. S. Calhoun. Genl. G. T. Beauregard, New Orleans, La.
Belen, Miss., September 28th, 1878. Genl. G. T. Beauregard:
Dear Sir,—Yours of 10th instant received, and I answer your questions as put by you.
I was ordered to Iuka by General Sidney Johnston about the 1st of February, 1862.
I went there with eight companies of the 9th Mississippi, was reinforced by Colonel R. F. Looney, 28th Tennessee, and Colonel (afterwards General) Maxey, of 9th Texas, and Baskewith's battalion of cavalry.
My infantry was located at Iuka, except two compan