HEADQUARTERS ADVANCE, Monterey, April 3, 1862.
Major GEORGE G. GARNER,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Corinth:
MAJOR: General Chalmers directs me to inform you that information has just come in that the enemy, supposed to be one regiment, have driven in our pickets on both the Pittsburg and Savannah roads. The general has advanced two regiments up each of these roads, which are now on the march. He has gone himself to direct the advance.
I am, very respectfully,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
HDQRS. SECOND CORPS, ARMY OF THE MISSISSIPPI, Corinth, Miss., April 3, 1862. (Received 2.30 a. m.)
Brigadier General DANIEL RUGGLES,
Commanding Ruggles' Division, Second Corps, Army of the Mississippi, Corinth, Miss.:
GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you will prepare your division for a move early to-morrow morning, 6 a. m., taking five days' cooked rations (three in haversacks, two in wagons) and 100 rounds of ammunition to each man and 200 rounds for each piece of artillery. Two tents will be allowed each company.
I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
GEO. G. GARNER,
HDQRS. RUGGLES' DIV., 2nd CORPS, ARMY OF THE MISS., Corinth, April 3, 1862.
MAJOR: I desire to be informed if by the terms "entire division" the first brigade in advance is included, and that the preparation for the moving of the 4th instant will include that brigade.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Brigadier-General, C. S. Army, Commanding Division.
NOTE.-Ketchum's battery, belonging to the Second Brigade, is with the advance, and Bains' is not ready for field service.
GENERAL: You will take all the troops of your division from here. Colonel Gibson will be along, and some change may be made after a day or two. Bains' battery is not to go.
GEO. G. GARNER,