War of the Rebellion: Serial 011 Page 0189 Chapter XXII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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enemy's works and position. Captain Marshall reports rebels in great force at Corinth and several miles south of the town on line of Mobile and Ohio road. He heard three heavy trains arrive and, after they stopped, marching music from the depot in the direction of the front lines of the enemy. He has no doubt they are re-enforced from the South. A spy sent out yesterday returned this morning and reports the enemy very strong. He says the enemy lost 420 mne killed-and wounded in the skirmish of the 9th and the general officer killed-and that by the last volley fired by the Twenty-sixth and Forty-second Illinois Regiments-was General Sterling Price. all quiet in front. Weather clear and warm; road good. Our forces advancing with caution to permanent position for operations against Corinth.

THOMAS A. SCOTT,

Assistant Secretary of War.

CAMP ON CORINTH ROAD,

May 14, 1862.

General BUELL:

Advance your forces tomorrow to Seven Mile Creek, extending from Nichols' Ford to Corinth road.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General.

CAMP ON CORINTH ROAD,

May 14, 1862.

Major-General BUELL:

No advance beyond Seven Mile Creek is intended tomorrow. The right will advance to that line. General Pope will connect to Nichols' Ford if it be necessary for you to support the right wing. Come over early in the morning to my headquarters, near Lentz's.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General.

CAMP ON CORINTH ROAD,

May 14, 1862.

Major General U. S. GRANT:

Direct T. W. Sherman's, McKean's, and Davies' divisions to advance tomorrow to vicinity of Seven Mile Creek, the left resting on Corinth road. W. T. Sherman's division will not advance beyond Russell's or will remain near its present position. One brigade of McClernand's will occupy road from near the Locusts Easel's.

The cavalry of McKean's, Davies', W. T. Sherman's divisions will be in readiness at 7 o'clock to report to Brigadier General A. J. Smith, at General W. T. Sherman's headquarters. General Hurlbut's division will be ready to support the right in case of an attack.

General McClernand's cavalry will make a reconnaissance on his right in the direction of Purdy. General Wallace will push a reconnaissance in the direction of Purdy, and toward Veal's and Stantonville.

J. C. KELTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.