senior officers respectively, who will report in person daily and receive orders from the division commander.
Captain Taylor is announced as chief of artillery of this division. He will make an immediate personal inspection of the artillery of this command and report its condition for service, and make such suggestions as his judgment and experience may suggest to increase the efficiency of this command.
By order of Brigadier General W. T. Sherman:
J. H. HAMMOND,
HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF WEST TENNESSEE,
Savannah, April 5, 1862.
Major General D. C. BUELL,
Your dispatch just received. I will be here to meet you to-morrow. The enemy at and near Corinth are probably from 60,000 to 80,000. Information not reliable. Have abundance of rations here and some forage. More arriving daily. Pontoon bridge arrived to-day.
U. S. GRANT,
SAINT LOUIS, April 5, 1862.
Honorable E. M. STANTON,
Secretary of War:
I will order the Seventeenth Iowa immediately into the field. Want every man we can get. We have in front of us a large part of the Manassas army. It is probable that the great battle of the war will be fought in Southwest Tennessee.
H. W. HALLECK,
PITTSBURG LANDING, TENN.,
April 5, 1862.
SIR: All is quiet along my lines now. We are in the act of exchanging cavalry, according to your order. The enemy has cavalry in our front, and I think there are two regiments of infantry and one battery of artillery about 2 miles out. I will send you 10 prisoners of war and a report of last night's affair in a few minutes.
W. T. SHERMAN,
PITTSBURG LANDING, April 5, 1862.
Your note is just received.* I have not doubt that nothing will occur