mpaign on the Central railroad
invasion from Arkansas
Forrest in West Tennessee
Van Dorn at Hollye Second, under Col. W. Bruce Colbert, mainly Arkansas and Texas regiments, but including the Forties the Thirty-fifth Mississippi, with Alabama, Arkansas and Texas comrades; Gen. W. L. Cabell's Arkansas brigade, and Gen. C. W. Phifer's Arkansas and Texas dismounted cavalry.
The cavalry brigade of s—the First, under Gen. Albert Rust, Alabama, Arkansas and Kentucky regiments; the Second, under Genr was threatened by a Federal expedition from Arkansas, under Gen. A. P. Hovey, consisting of 5,000 cations, and Holmes send over 10,000 men from Arkansas.
Bragg replied that he would order Forrest tce, on the ground that such a step would lose Arkansas to the Confederacy.
Recognizing the gravitore, I respectfully suggest, to be taken from Arkansas, to return after the crisis in this departmeu by active operations to expel the army from Arkansas. * * * I hope you will be able to detach the