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HUNTSVILLE, ALA., May 31, 1862.

Hon. E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

The telegraph reports the evacuation of Corinth. It is extremely important that I should receive at the earliest possible moment information touching the motives and future plans of the enemy. You doubtless fully appreciate the difficulties by which I am surrounded, while ignorant of the disposition the enemy is about to make of the powerful forces recently concentrated at Corinth.

O. M. MITCHEL,

Major-General, Commanding.

Abstract from returns of the Armies of the Mississippi and of the Tennessee and of the District of the Ohio for May 31 and June 1, 1862.

Command Office Men Aggrega Aggregate Remarks

rs te present

present and

absent

Army of the 525 10,356 13,050 16,018 Near

Mississippi Corinth

[Pope]: Right

wing

[Rosecrans]

Left wing 527 10,317 12,544 15,318

[Hamilton]

Cavalry 114 2,408 3,153 4,135

Division

[Granger]

Engineers 6 105 762 865

[Bissell]

Reserves 71 1,736 2,033 2,228

[Carlin]

Total 1,243 24,922 31,542 38,564

Army of the 283 5,246 6,745 10,343 Near

Tennessee: Corinth

Right wing

[Thomas]-2nd

Division

[Davies]

4th Division 290 5,629 7,094 9,861

[Hurlbut]

5th Division 344 6,060 7,867 11,873

[W. T. Sherman]

6th Division 255 5,401 6,939 10,251

[McKean]

7th Division 368 7,066 8,305 11,306

[T. W. Sherman]

Total 1,540 29,402 36,950 53,634

Reserve Corps 319 5,537 7,159 11,355 Near

[McClernand]: Corinth

1st Division

[Judah]

3rd Division 264 5,540 7,029 9,370

[Wallace]

Total 583 11,077 14,188 20,725

Total Armies 3,366 65,401 82,680 112,923

of the

Tennessee and

Mississippi

District of 370 7,785 9,225 11,902 Near

the Ohio Corinth

[Buell]: 2nd

Division

[McCook]

3rd Division 339 6,072 8,672 11,687 North

[Mitchel] Alabama,

&c.

4th Division 299 6,212 7,641 10,693 Near

[Nelson] Corinth

5th Division 199 3,460 4,298 6,556 Do.

[Crittenden]

6th Division 349 6,220 7,458 10,455 Do.

[Wood]

7th Division 442 8,240 10,154 12,730 Cumber-

[Morgan] land Gap.

7th Brigade 134 2,927 3,320 4,223 Nashville

[Negley]

23rd Brigade 110 2,411 2,853 3,367

[Lester]

Dumont's 95 1,683 2,019 2,447

command

Cavalry 90 1,798 2,379 3,151 Near

[Jackson] Corinth

Artillery 17 453 490 564

reserve

[Barnett]

Unattached 13 315 364 437

artillery

Unattached 119 2,419 2,841 3,405

cavalry

Unattached 227 5,157 6,067 7,019

infantry

Total 2,803 55,152 67,781 88,636

Grand total 6,169 120,523 150,461 201,559