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GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

Numbers 9.

Corinth, Miss., May 20, 1862

As soon as the movement against the enemy takes placed Colonel D. W. Adams, First Regiment Louisiana Infantry, will assume command of that portion of the army left to guard the trenches.

By command of General Bragg:

GEO. G. GARNER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE WEST,

Numbers 92.

May 20, 1862

The troops of this army will be ready to march against the enemy at 5 p.m. this evening. They will have three days' cooked rations in their haversacks. There will be two days' uncooked rations furnished by the acting commissaries of the respective commands. Transportation will be permitted to-night to bring back the blankets of the men and to carry the forage fort the animals.

By order of Major General Earl Van Dorn:

DABNEY H. MAURY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

Corinth, Miss., May 20, 1862

Major-General POLK:

GENERAL: The general commanding directs me to inform you that the contemplated movement is suspended for twenty-four hours on account of the weather.

Respectfully, general, your obedient servant,

P. H. THOMSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Copies to Generals Cheatham, Clark, and Maxey.)

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. WESTERN DEPARTMENT,

Numbers 48.

Corinth, May 20, 1862

In the event of a battle the following regulations will be strictly observed by all the medical officers of this department, with the view of affording the greatest comfort to the sick and wounded of the army.

I. All the wounded not requiring surgical operations will be carried to their respective encampments, whence such cases as will bear removal will be subsequently distributed amongst the various hospitals in the interior, under the superintendence of the medical inspectors.

II. Such of the wounded as will not bear transportation will be sent to the hospital at this point on the order of the division surgeon.

III. Cases requiring immediate surgical operations will be treated, as far as possible, on the field, and all such will be sent immediately to the hospitals at this place.

By command of General Beauregard:

GEORGE WM. BRENT.

Acting Chief of Staff.