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considerable resistance you can advance to Booneville. Do not move forward until you hear from him.

Respectfully, &c.,

JNO. POPE,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE MISSISSIPPI, June 1, 1862.

Major-General STANLEY:

The general commanding directs that you move forward with your command to-morrow morning at daylight, taking with you two days' cooked rations, leaving behind all baggage and a sufficient guard for your camp.

You will send forward a staff officer to announce your approach to General Rosecrans and proceed onward with your command to Booneville, and there await orders from General Rosecrans.

If you find a brigade of General Paine's division encamped on the other side of Tuscumbia River you will direct it to go forward and rejoin its division.

I am, general, respectfully, your obedient servant,

JNumbers POPE,

Major-General, Commanding.

JUNE 1, 1862.

General HALLECK,

Headquarters:

Cavalry just back from the burnt cars, 4 miles west of Chewalla, report forty cars burned up and destroyed and four locomotives in pretty good order. Found a party of Curtis' Horse with some engineers in possession, who will bring them to Corinth.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General.

JUNE 1, 1862.

General HALLECK,

Headquarters:

My cavalry, sent off to-day, has just returned and reports officially. Proceeded by Modlin's and Concord Church to Chewalla. Excellent road. At Chewalla learned that by some mistake the enemy had destroyed the bridge 4 miles west of Chewalla too soon and prevented four trains from passing; that the trains were burned and locomotives damaged and left on the road.

I expect another party, subsequently sent out, will see the locomotives, and send me word if it be possible to save them, in which case I will do so.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS RESERVES, Camp Glades, June 1, 1862.

Major-General H. W. HALLECK,

Commanding the Army of the Tennessee:

GENERAL: Now, since the evacuation of Corinth has partially relieved you of the perplexing cares and responsibilities lately pressing