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have a man here whom I intend sending out through the country adjoining, but I would respectfully suggest that the most efficient plan by which this work can be done is for you to send some good quartermaster to this place for that purpose, and I will post him and aid him in his task.

I have information again from Memphis this morning. The force of the enemy is being increased daily, and as they now have a great many cavalry I think that any work we have to do in or near this region should be done speedily.

Respectfully,

J. H. EDMONDSON,

Captain, C. S. Army.

Organization of the First Corps, Army of the Mississippi, commanded by Major General Leonidas Polk, June 15, 1862.

FIRST DIVISION.

Brigadier General CHARLES CLARK commanding.

First Brigade.

Brigadier General P. SMITH commanding.

12th Tennessee, Colonel Bell.

13th Tennessee, Colonel [A. J.] Vaughan.

22nd Tennessee, Colonel L. P. Mcmurry.

47th Tennessee, Major Shearon.

Bankhead's battery, Lieutenant Scott.

Second Brigade.

Brigadier General A. P. STEWART commanding.

13th Arkansas, Lieutenant Colonel Brown.

4th Tennessee, Colonel O. F. Strahl.

5th Tennessee, Colonel C. D. Venable.

31st Tennessee, Colonel [W. M.] Bradford.

33rd Tennessee, Colonel [W. P.] Jones.

Battery, Captain T. J. Stanford.

SECOND DIVISION.

Major General B. F. CHEATHAM commanding.

First Brigade.

Colonel A. S. FULTON commanding.

8th Tennessee, Major C. C. McKinney.

15th Tennessee, Colonel R. C. Tyler.

16th Tennessee, Colonel J. H. Savage.

51st Tennessee, Colonel John Chester.

154th Senior Tennessee, Colonel E. Fitzgerald.

Carnes' battery, Captain W. W. Carnes.

Second Brigade.

Brigadier General GEORGE MANEY commanding.

1st Tennessee, Colonel H. R. Feild.

6th Tennessee, Lieutenant Colonel W. M. R. Johns.

9th Tennessee, Lieutenant Colonel J. W. Buford.

27th Tennessee, Colonel A. W. Caldwell.

Smith's battery, Captain M. Smith.

DETACHED BRIGADE.

Brigadier General S. B. MAXEY commanding.

41st Georgia, Colonel C. A. McDaniel.

24th Mississippi, Lieutenant-Colonel McKelvanie.

9th Texas, Colonel [W. H.] Young.

Battery, Captain Eldridge.

GRENADA, MISS., June 17, 1862.

General BEAUREGARD,

Tupelo, Miss.:

Colonel W. B. Shelby reports the enemy, 5,000 infantry and 300 cavalry, advancing rapidly on Holly Springs at 2 a.m. He has fallen back of Tallahatchie.

DANIEL RUGGLES,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.