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landing. I was unable to discover whether they were landing troops or not. I will watch him and communicate.

JOHN A. JAQUESS,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Detachment Louisiana Infantry.

DANIEL RUGGLES.

CORINTH, March 15, 1862.

General RUGGLES:

Continue the movement ordered unless General Bragg, now at Bethel, shall suspend.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

CORINTH [March 15, 1862].

General BEAUREGARD,

Jackson, Tenn.:

Major-General Bragg suspended the movement of troops to which you refer. The enemy had retired from that point.

Last night the enemy landed near the mouth of Yellow Creek, but in what strength we have been unable to ascertain, in consequence of the flooded condition of the country.

DANIEL RUGGLES,

Brigadier-General, C. S. Army.

BRIGADE HEADQUARTERS,

Iuka, Miss., March 15, 1862.

Colonel R. F. LOONEY,

Eastport, Miss.:

COLONEL: You will send a cavalry company [Captain Roddey's] immediately, with so many of his command as he may deem necessary, with instructions to destroy the bridge over Indian Creek, on the road from Red Sulphur Spring to Eastport.

By order of Brigadier-General Chalmers:

HENRY CRAFT,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

RICHMOND, VA.

March 15, 1862.

Major General E. KIRBY SMITH,

Commanding, &c., Knoxville, Tenn.:

GENERAL: As far as I can ascertain from the records in the Adjutant-General's Office the force under your command should amount to fourteen regiments. Please send me at your earliest convenience a report of your strength.

General H. Marshall has at Lebanon, Russell County, Virginia, three regiments of infantry and one battery of light artillery. He thinks that if his force could be augmented he could penetrate Kentucky and thus relieve that frontier of Virginia. He has been advised that he can