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from these headquarters and special instructions from General Bragg concerning the cavalry outpost service in the immediate front.

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By command of General Beauregard:

THOMAS JORDAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. WITHERS' DIV., 2nd CORPS,

No. 13. ARMY OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

Corinth, Miss., April 13, 1862.

I. Brigadier-General Withers having been granted a leave of absence, the command of the division devolves upon Brig. General J. R. Chalmers, who hereby assumes command.

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By order of Brigadier-General Chalmers:

D. E. HUGER,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

SAVANNAH, GA., April 13, 1862.

General R. S. RIPLEY,

Order the troops to take the most direct practicable route to Corinth. Let the commander telegraph to General Beauregard in advance for his instructions.

J. C. PEMBERTON,

Major-General.

SAVANNAH, GA., April 13, 1862.

General R. E. LEE:

General Beauregard expects six regiments from this department. Only four have been sent. They are in Atlanta. Have ordered them at his request to Chattanooga. Enemy have made no movement since capture of Pulaski.

J. C. PEMBERTON,

Major-General, Commanding.

KNOXVILLE, TENN., April 13, 1862.

Brig. General D. LEADBETTER,

C. S. Army, Chattanooga, Tenn.:

GENERAL: If it be the intention of the enemy to use the Nashville and Chattanooga road as a means of transportation we must endeavor to throw obstructions in their way. Can you not infuse some of Morgan's spirit into the cavalry commanders? Send expeditions to lifferent points along the line of that road. Active, bold leaders might succeed in destroying some of the bridges. The enemy, with his force, cannot guard the whole line of the road. It is to our interest not to destroy the brigade at Long Island unless compelled by the enemy.