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THIRD CORPS.

Major General W. J. HARDEE commanding.

First Brigade, Colonel St. John R. Liddell commanding.

Second Brigade, Brigadier General P. R. Cleburne commanding.

Third Brigade, Brigadier General S. A. M. Wood commanding.

Fourth Brigade, Brigadier General J. S. Marmaduke commanding.

Fifth Brigade, Colonel A. T. Hawthorn commanding.

RESERVE CORPS.

Major General J. C. BRECKINRDIGE commanding.

(Not reported.)

Number of batteries in First Corps......................... 5

Number of batteries in Second Corps........................ 7

Number of batteries in Third Corps......................... 5

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Total number of batteries in the Army of the Mississippi... 17

[JUNE 22-23, 1862.-For Bragg to Cooper, and Randolph's reply, see Series I, Vol. XVI, Part II, pp.701, 702.]

TUPELO, MISS., June 23, 1862.

(Received at Richmond, Va., June 24, 1862.)

General S. COOPER:

Please define the limits of my command. Is it the Western Department or Department Number 2, as defined in General Orders, Number 39, Paragraph III?

BRAXTON BRAGG.

(Copies sent to the President, Secretary of War, and General Lee June 25.)

GRENADA, MISS., June 23, 1862.

General BRAGG,

Tupelo, Miss.:

Troops all forwarded on requisition of General Van Dorn. Sherman has 25,000 at Grand Junction. General Thompson busy with enemy at Coldwater. Can you send me 5,000 men to defend Tallahatchie?

DANIEL RUGGLES,

Brigadier-General.

GRENADA, MISS., June 23, 1862.

General VAN DORN,

Vicksburg, Miss.:

Colonel Jackson's cavalry and Colonel Stewart's field artillery are indispensable here. Can you do without them?

DANIEL RUGGLES,

Brigadier-General.