t road in the direction of Kossuth, via the Female College; and when about two or three miles from that town, a part of your forces, say a corps, will move to Danville, and another corps will move on the road to Kossuth, until it meets the one to Rienzi, when it will move on to the latter place.
Depots of provisions, etc., have been made at Okolona and Columbus.
One of your divisions or corps can continue to Ripley, thence to Oxford, and thence to Grenada, for the protection of that depot. —'s object was to destroy Price, before the two could concentrate, and then to get back to Corinth and protect it against Van Dorn.
He accordingly ordered Brigadier-General Rosecrans, whose troops were posted south of Corinth, to move by way of Rienzi, along the south side of the Memphis and Charleston railroad, and attack Iuka from that direction; while Major-General Ord, with a force brought hurriedly from Bolivar and Jackson, was to push towards Burnsville, and from there take roads on the