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fantry at Union City and one at Lexington, with 500 cavalry on that border.

Report as soon as you begin movement. All possible celerity requisite.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

JACKSON, TENN., March 13, [1862].

Major-General POLK:

GENERAL: The enemy are congregating in large force at Savannah, and made a demonstration yesterday at Eastport, but soon retired on meeting resistance. We look for a conflict in that direction soon.

Most truly, yours,

BRAXTON BRAGG.

MARCH 13, 1862-8 p. m.

General RUGGLES:

I have just received information that the enemy had landed 18,000 men at Crump's Landing and are marching on Purdy. I will leave here in twenty minutes; will reach Iuka in two hours after. I will leave the Thirty-eighth Tennessee, 80 of the Arkansas Battalion, Fifth Alabama Battalion, and the Mathews light battery here to guard this point. Will be ready to re-enforce you with the Fifth, Ninth, and Tenth Mississippi and about 150 Texans. Send railroad transportation for me to Iuka.

JAMES R. CHALMERS.

CORINTH, March 13, 1862.

Major-General BRAGG,

Jackson, Tenn.:

I have just received report from General Gladden, brought by one of his scouts, that the enemy is landing troops at McWilliams' Landing, one-half mile below Crump's Landing.

It is reported that some fifty-seven transports have arrived in that vicinity. This information has just reached me-2 o'clock a. m., 13th.

General Gladden has established his headquarters at Purdy. I shall send re-enforcements and communicate with him.

DANIEL RUGGLES,

Brigadier-General, Commanding Troops.

ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE, C. S. TROOPS, Corinth, Miss., March 13, 1862.

Brigadier-General GLADDEN,

Commanding Second Division of Second Grand Division, &c.:

GENERAL: The commanding general directs me to state that he is pushing forward troops to Purdy as fast as possible, and that he expects to join you in person to-morrow.

Colonel Mouton has been ordered to call in his infantry scouts, and