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Adams upon my arrival, in which I informed him I should assume command until I was ranked. I am satisfied we will do good service. We will move into the interior as soon as the wagons return with the ammunition. Colonel Adams will send the prisoners forward. You will please write me a note as to who is the ranking officer. My conduct at Shiloh and elsewhere would not, I think, justify a junior officer being placed over me. Nothing will be left undone to cripple the enemy in this State. The Rangers and Helm's cavalry are on the north side of Tennessee River.

With great respect, yours, truly,

JNumbers A. WHARTON,

Colonel Texas Rangers

[Indorsement.]

General Jordan has already my order in this case. Date of commission must prevail.

G. T. BEAUREGARD,

General, Commanding.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. WESTERN DEPARTMENT,

Numbers 41.

Corinth, Miss., May 10, 1862

I. Surg. A. J. Foard, C. S Army, is announced as medical director of the department.

II. Surg. R. L. Brodie, C. S. Army, will remain on the immediate staff of the commanding general, and will perform the duties of medical inspector.

III. Major Francis A. Shoup is appointed inspector of artillery and ordnance, and will report to Colonel Gill, chief of artillery and ordnance.

By command of General Beauregard:

THOMAS JORDAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. SECOND CORPS, ARMY OF THE MISS.,

No., 59.

Corinth, Miss., May 10, 1862

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III. Major General T. C. Hindman, having reported at these headquarters,

is assigned to the command of Ruggles' division.

By command of General Bragg:

GEO. G. GARNER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF EAST TENNESSEE,

Knoxville, May 10, 1862.

Brigadier General S. M. BARTON,

Commanding, &c:

GENERAL: I am directed by Major General E. Kirby Smith to say that he has intelligence that it is the intention of the enemy to penetrate through Big Creek Gap.

You are directed to observe carefully his movements, and to watch the force (Cooper's and Shelley's regiments) at Archer's.