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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE WEST,

No. 64. Memphis, Tenn., April 24, 1862.

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VIII. The regiments of Colonels Borland, Stone, Sims, and [W. H.] Brooks' battalion, and a battery of light artillery, which will be assigned by Major M. L. Clark, chief of artillery, will constitute a brigade. Lieutenant-Colonel [B. F.] Danley, the senior field officer present, will command it until further orders. It will march for Corinth to-morrow, with five days' rations, cooked.

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By order of Major-General Earl Van Dorn:

DABNEY H. MAURY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CORINTH, MISS., April 24, 1862.

Major-General LEONIDAS POLK,

Commanding:

GENERAL: You will please order Brigadier-General Maxey, at Bethel, to hold himself in readiness to move on this place at short notice by railroad or otherwise, as circumstances shall necessitate, keeping five days' provisions and proper quantity of ammunition ready for distribution when ordered to move. He should also make all proper disposition of his heavy baggage for transportation at a moment's notice.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. T. BEAUREGARD,

General, Commanding.

P. S.-Should you see Captain Lynch, will you please tell him to call on me at 10.30 instead of 12 p.m.?

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

Corinth, April 24, 1862.

General BRAXTON BRAGG:

GENERAL: Colonel John H. Morgan is nearly ready to start for Middle Tennessee. It is important that he should operate as far as possible on a specie basis. Therefore, can you let him have a thousand dollars in silver for Confederate money, or that much anyhow, should Major McLean not have the money to spare.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

THOMAS JORDAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

Corinth, Miss., April 24, 1862.

Major E. E. McLEAN,

Chief Quartermaster:

MAJOR:Colonel Morgan is about starting on an important military expedition beyond the Tennessee River, and the general commanding