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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.


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,


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.


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.


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