articles we need here without so much circumlocution, and I assure you all requisitions shall be properly approved.
Yours, most respectfully,
M. JEFF. THOMPSON,
Brigadier-General, Mo. S. G.
HDQRS. TRANS-MISS., DIST., DEPT., No. 2, Numbers 52.
Des Arc, Ark., April 15, 1862.
I. General M. E. Green will proceed at once with his command to Memphis, Tenn., and on his arrival there report to Major General S. Price.
II. General D. M. Frost will proceed at once with his command to Memphis, Tenn., and on his arrival there report to Major General S. Price.
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VII. Brigadier General T. J. Churchill will proceed with his command to Memphis and report for orders to Major General S. Price.
VIII. Colonel Whitfield will proceed with his command to Memphis and report for orders to Major General S. Price.
IX. MacFarlane's battalion will proceed at once to Memphis and report to General Price. If practicable it will with the battalion now in Frost's brigade, be organized into a regiment, and continue with that brigade until further orders.
X. Colonel Locke's regiment, will after dismounting, in accordance with Special Orders, Numbers 43, proceed at once to Memphis and report to Major General S. Price.
XI. Captain Ingraham's company of regular cavalry will proceed (with the horses) to Memphis and report to General Van Dorn.
By command of Major General Earl Van Dorn:
DABNEY H. MAURY,
Abstract from Morning Report of the Trans-Mississippi District, commanded by Major General Earl Van Dorn, April 15, 1862.
Present for duty
Troops. Offi Men Aggre Aggrega Remarks.
cers gate te
1st - - - 2,800 Report made up from
(Little's) imperfect returns;
Brigade only affords
2nd - - - 1,870 approximate
(Hebert's) estimate of forces
Brigade sent to join
3rd 48 446 529 634 Beauregard's army.
(Steen's) Artillery Brigade
4th - - - 2,000 contains 42 guns.
(Green's) Four field
Brigade batteries in other
D. M. Frost's 69 733 977 1,367 brigades containing
artillery 24 guns. There are
brigade three field
Greer's - - - 2,366 men-18 guns.
cavalry Several regiments
Churchill's 108 2,805 3,056 3,377 now en route from
cavalry Texas, probably
brigade 5,000 men.
Moore's - - - 840 Two field batteries
regiment with General
Whitfield's 50 1,057 1,222 1,357
Thompson's - - - 1,000
Brook's - - - 450
Troops sent - - - 3,100
White River 89 1,079 1,720 2,108
Eight 27 459 546 565
McCray's 21 256 342 399
Grand total. 412 6,835 8,392 24,233