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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

No. 41.

Corinth, Miss., April 26, 1862.

I. The following rearrangement and transfers of general officers and regiments will take place immediately:

1st. Brigadier-General Donelson will report to Major-General Polk with the two regiments of Tennessee volunteers now under his command.

2nd. Brigadier-General Trapier will be relieved from duty with the First Corps and will report to General Bragg.

3rd. Brigadier-General Hawes and Helm will report for duty to

Major-General Breckinridge.

4th. Blythe's regiment Mississippi and Marks' Eleventh Louisiana Volunteers are transferred from the First to the Second Army Corps.

5th. Robertson's regiment Alabama Volunteers, instead of being consolidated with the Sixteenth Regiment Alabama Volunteers, is transferred to Major-General Breckinridge's command, with its present organization.

6th. The Seventh Kentucky and Sixth Mississippi Volunteers are transferred to the reserve.

II. The chief of artillery, Colonel Gill, will inspect the batteries of this army and organize them forthwith as follows:

1st. One battery of four guns to each brigade, each battery to consist either of our rifled guns or four smooth-bore guns, two of which shall be howitzers, expect that 12-pounder batteries shall remain as now organized.

2nd. Six horses shall be furnished for each gun.

3rd. Any extra horses shall be distributed to these batteries of the same division or to other divisions, as may be required.

4th. Any deficiency of horses will be supplied by selection from the cavalry; to which end Brigadier-General Beall, when required, will dismounted from suitable horses as many troops, with the least prejudice practicable to his arm of the service, as may be necessary to supply said deficiency.

5th. All men thus dismounted will be paid the assessed value of their horses without delay, and they will be attached to regiments of infantry of their own selection, ten days being given for selection.

6th. Supernumeraries, if any, of light batteries, after organization as prescribed in these orders, may select whether to serve in other light batteries or to serve with siege guns or guns in position, it being understood that all such supernumeraries in the event of a battle shall be held in reserve to replace casualties in light batteries in action.

7th. Vaiden (Bain's) artillery company will report at once to General Bragg to be assigned according to the needs of the service, their guns to be turned in to the Ordnance Departments.

By command of General Beauregard:

THOMAS JORDAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

PENINSULAR CAMPAIGN

THE

WAR OF THE REBELLION:

A COMPILATION OF THE

OFFICIAL RECORDS

OF THE

UNION AND CONFEDERATE ARMIES.

A

H-BAR ENTERPRISES

PRODUCT

COPYRIGHT 1995

800-432-7702

PREPARED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR, BY BVT. LIEUTENANT COLONEL ROBERT N. SCOTT, THIRD U. S. ARTILLERY,

AND

PUBLISHED PURSUANT TO ACT OF CONGRESS APPROVED JUNE 16, 1880.

SERIES I

VOLUME XI

IN THREE PARTS.

PART I.-REPORTS.

WASHINGTON:

GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE.

1884.

PREFACE.

By an act approved June 23, 1874, Congress made an appropriation "to enable the Secretary of War to begin the publication of the Official Records of the War of the Rebellion, both of the Union and Confederate Armies," and directed him "to have copied for the Public Printer all reports, letters, telegrams, and general orders not heretofore copied or printed, and properly arranged in chronological order."

Appropriations for continuing such preparation have been made from time to time, and the act approved June 16, 1880, has provided "for the printing and binding, under direction of the Secretary of War, of 10,000 copies of a compilation of the Official Records (Union and Confederate) of the War of the Rebellion, so far as the same may be ready for publication, during the fiscal year"; and that "of said number, 7,000 copies shall be for the use of the House of Representatives, 2,000 copies for the use of the Senate, and 1,000 copies for the use of the Executive Departments."*

This compilation will be the first general publication of the military records of the war, and will embrace all official documents that can be obtained by the compiler, and that appear to be of any historical value.

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*Volume I to V distributed under act approved June 16, 1880. The act approved August 7, 1862, provides that-

"The volumes of the official records of the war of rebellion shall be distributed as follows: One thousand copies to the executive departments, as now provided by law. One thousand copies for distribution by the Secretary of War among officers of the Army and contributors to the work. Eight thousand three hundred copies shall be sent by the Secretary of War to such libraries, organizations, and individuals as may be designated by the Senators, Representatives, and Delegates of the Forty-seventh Congress Each Senator shall designate not exceeding twenty-six, and each Representative and Delegate not exceeding twenty-one of such addresses, and the volumes shall be sent thereto from to time as they are published, until the publication is completed. Senators, Representatives, and Delegates shall inform the Secretary of War in each case how many volumes of those heretofore published they have forwarded to such addresses. The remaining copies of the eleven thousand to be published, and all sets that may not be ordered to be distributed as provided herein, shall be sold by the Secretary of War for cost of publication with ten per cent, added thereto, and the proceeds of such sale shall be covered into the Treasury. If two or more sets of said volumes are ordered to the same address the Secretary of War shall inform the Senators, Representatives or Delegates, who have designated the same, who thereupon may designate other libraries, organizations, or individuals. The Secretary of War shall report to the first session of the Forty-eighth Congress what volumes of the series heretofore published have not been furnished to such libraries, organizations, and individuals. He shall also inform distributes at whose instance the volumes are sent."

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The publication will present the records in the following order of arrangement:

The 1st Series will embrace the formal reports, both Union and Confederate, of the first seizures of United States property in the Southern States, and of all military operations in the field, with the correspondence, orders, and returns relating specially thereto, and, as proposed, is to be accompanied by an Atlas.

In this series the reports will be arranged according to the campaigns and several theaters of operations (in the chronological order of the events), and the Union reports of any event will, as a rule, be immediately followed by the Confederate accounts. The correspondence,&c., not embraced in the "reports" proper will follow (first Union and next Confederate) in chronological order.

The 2nd Series will contain the correspondence, orders, reports, and returns, Union and Confederate, relating to prisoners of war, and (so far as the military authorities were concerned) to State or political prisoners.

The 3rd Series will contain the correspondence, orders, reports, and returns of the Union authorities (embracing their correspondence with the Confederate officials) not relating specially to the subjects of the first and second series. It will set forth the annual and special reports of the Secretary of War, of the General-in-Chief, and of the chiefs of the several staff corps and departments; the calls for troops, and the correspondence, between the National and the several State authorities.

The 4th Series will exhibit the correspondence,orders, reports, and returns of the Confederate authorities, similar to that indicated for the Union officials, as of the third series, but excluding the correspondence between the Union and confederate authorities given in that series.

ROBERT N. SCOTT,

Major, Third Art., and Bvt., Lieutenant Colonel

WAR DEPARTMENT, August 23, 1880.

Approved:

ALEX. RAMSEY,

Secretary of War.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER XXIII.

Page

The Peninsular Campaign. March 17-September 2, 1882.................................... 1.1077

CONTENTS OF PRECEDING VOLUMES

VOLUME I.

CHAPTER I. Page.

Operations in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. December 20, 1860-April 14, 1861........................................1-317

CHAPTER II.

The seccession of Georgia. January 3-26, 1861.................................318-325

CHAPTER III.

The seccession of Alabama and Mississippi.

January 4-20, 1861.........................326-330

CHAPTER IV.

Operations in Florida. January 6-August 31, 1861...................................331-473

CHAPTER V.

The seccession of North Carolina. January 9-May 20, 1861...................................474-488

CHAPTER VI.

The seccession of Louisiana. January 10-February 19, 1862..................................489-501

CHAPTER VII.

Operations in Texas and New Mexico.

February 1-June 11, 1861...................................502-636

CHAPTER VIII.

Operations in Arkansas, the Indiana Territory, and Missouri. February 7-May 9, 1861....................................637-691

VOLUME II.

CHAPTER IX. Page.

Operations in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West

Virginia. April 16-July 31, 1861............1-1012

VOLUME III.

CHAPTER X.

Operations in Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, and Indiana

Territory. May 10-November 19, 1861...........1-748

VOLUME IV.

CHAPTER XI. Page.

Operations in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. June 11, 1861-February 1, 1862......................1-714

CHAPTER XII.

Operations in Kentucky and Tennessee.

July 1-November 19, 1861................... 175-565

CHAPTER XIII.

Operations in North Carolina and Southeastern Virginia.

August 1, 1861-January 11, 1862............ 566-721

VOLUME V.

CHAPTER XIV. Page.

Operation in Maryland, Northern Virginia, and West Virginia.

August 1, 1861-March 17, 1862............... 1-1106

VOLUME VI.

CHAPTER XV. Page.

Operations on the coasts of South Carolina, Georgia, and Middle and East Florida, August 21, 1861-April 11, 1862......................1-435

CHAPTER XVI.

Operations in West Florida, Southern Alabama, Southern Mississippi, and Louisiana. September 1, 1861-May 12, 1862........................436-894

VOLUME VII.

CHAPTER XVII. Page.

Operation in Kentucky, Tennessee, N. Alabama, and S. W. Virginia.

Now.19, 1861-March 4, 1862................... 1-946

VOLUME VIII.

CHAPTER XVIII. Page.

Operations in Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, and Indiana Territory.

November 19, 1861-April 10, 1862............ 1-834

VOLUME IX.

CHAPTER XIX. Page.

Operations in Southeastern Virginia.

January 11-March 17, 1862.................................. 1-71

CHAPTER XX.

Operations in North Carolina. January 11-August 20, 1862................................... 72-480

CHAPTER XXI.

Operations in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona.

February 1-September 20, 1862............. 481-736

VOLUME X-IN TWO PARTS.

CHAPTER XXII.

Operations in Kentucky, Tennessee, North Mississippi, North Alabama, and Southwest Virginia March 4-June 10, 1862.

Page.

PART I-Reports............................ 1-927

PART II-Correspondence.................... 1-642