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as practicable, in such other companies as were originally raised in the county or district from which the militia came. This would place a portion at least of that residue in some of the regiments of Floyd's brigade, and as you will have more than enough to fill your own companies, I would suggest that such of the militia as have already volunteered with regiments of Floyd's brigade from that section of the State be permitted to remain in such regiments. This can be accomplished by not taking such of the militia as have volunteered into regiments from your section other than your own until you have exhausted those who have not so volunteered.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. E. LEE,

General.

(Similar letter sent to General Heth.)

CORINTH, April 22, 1862.

General EARL VAN DORN,

Memphis, Tenn.:

You may as well begin sending your troops here by brigades at once.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

Abstract from field return of the Army of the Mississippi, commanded by General G. T. Beauregard, April 22, 1862.

[Headquarters, Corinth, Miss.]

P r e s e n t f o r d u t y.

Infantry. Cavalry.

Troops. Officers. Men. Officers.

Polk's (First) corps 560 8,072 ---

Bragg's (Second) corps 623 7,699 ---

Hardee's (Third) corps 564 6,349 ---

Breckinridge's (Reserve) 352 4,806 ---

corps

Rienzi 195 2,296 7

Cavalry* --- --- 272

Grand total 2,294 29,222 279

P r e s e n t f o r d u t y.

Cavalry. Artillery.

Troops. Men. Office Men.

rs.

Polk's (First) corps --- 20 345

Bragg's (Second) corps --- 19 505

Hardee's (Third) corps --- 15 414

Breckinridge's (Reserve) --- 21 453

corps

Rienzi 186 4 81

Cavalry* 3,826 --- ---

Grand total 4,012 79 1,798

Troops. Effective Aggregate Aggregate

total. present. present and

absent.

Polk's (First) corps 8,870 12,596 17,456

Bragg's (Second) corps 9,190 17,488 22,268

Hardee's (Third) corps 7,533 11,066 16,292

Breckinridge's (Reserve) 5,780 7,893 12,496

corps

Rienzi 2,648 3,369 4,902

Cavalry* 4,086 5,817 7,390

Grand total 38,107 58,229 80,804

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*Note on original return says, "The return of the cavalry is not accurate, they being so scattered that no return of the whole cavalry force has been made."

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

Corinth, Miss., April 22, 1862.

Brig. General DANIEL S. JOHNSON:

GENERAL: The general commanding directs me to say that on reflection the troops of your command will not repair to Rienzi, but you will be retained here. This includes the South Carolina regiment. You will therefore report for further orders to General Bragg.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

THOMAS JORDAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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