one locomotive, and stolen $6,000 from an express agent. Colonel Dunham is said to be in pursuit of him. I have sent 300 infantry to occupy London and 300 more to escort a train of arms and ammunition.
GEORGE W. MORGAN,
Brigadier-General Volunteers, Commanding.
May 13, 1862-11 a. m.
Honorable E. M. STANTON,
Secretary of War:
The officers in charge of the advance pickets last night reports that he heard distinctly the arrival of a number of trains at Corinth during the night, with re-enforcements. Such trains were greeted with immense cheering on arrival. The enemy are concentrating a powerful army. Halleck has here and on the way all the force under his command, and I believe be ought to have more to insure success at Corinth. Our army is in good condition. The health is greatly improved since they left the river and have been encamped in this high and denselywooded region.
THOMAS A. SCOTT,
MONTEREY, May 13, 1862.
Push forward your reconnaissance to Seven Mile Creek from Nichols' Ford west, preparatory to taking position as near to it as possible, and also to bringing it. Also select places for heavy batteries to cover crossings.
H. W. HALLECK,
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE MISSISSIPPI,
Near Farmington, May 13, 1862.
In compliance with your directions, I displayed large force of cavalry and artillery this morning beyond Farmington, and in one direction advanced to the railroad and in the other toward Corinth, crossing the first creek 1 1/2 miles below Farmington. Met no opposition toward railroad and only a few pickets in the other. Did the movement on the right encounter opposition?