War of the Rebellion: Serial 025 Page 0718 WEST TENN. AND NORTHERN MISS. Chapter XXIX.

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Lovell's report. Fifteen regiments have left Corinth since the 23d; three trains also of artillery and a large quantity of ammunition. Please order the bridge over the Hatchie at Pocahontas made, if possible, by to-morrow night. I send a courier in the morning to Holly Springs. You have an opportunity to write. Send to-night.

Very truly and respectfully, sir, your obedient servant,

EARL VAN DORN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

Camp near Pocahontas, October 1, 1862.

General PRICE:

The major-general commanding directs that you at once send heavy details to repair the bridge at Pocahontas over the Hatchie. They will work night and day until completed. The lumber is in the town and quartermaster will furnish all secretary material.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

M. M. KIMMEL,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS, ADJT. AND INSPECTOR GENERAL'S OFFICE, Number 73.

Richmond, Va., October 1, 1862.

I. The State of Mississippi and that part of Louisiana east of the Mississippi River is constituted a separate military department, the command which is assigned to Major General John C. Pemberton.

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By order:

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE WEST,

Near Pocahontas, October 1, 1862.

Major M. M. KIMMEL, Assistant Adjutant-General:

MAJOR: I have the honor to submit the following statement of the effective men of my command, enlisted, as reported by Generals Hebert and Armstrong, at Ripley, and General Maury, at this place:

Pieces of artillery.

Effective 6-pounders 12-pounders

Hebert:

Infantry 6,602 ...... ......

Cavalry 61 ...... ......

Artillery 477 10 2

Maury:

Infantry 3,896 ..... ......

Cavalry 858 ...... .....

Artillery 451 6 .......

Armstrong's cavalry 1,428 ...... .......

Falkner's cavalry 500 ...... .....

(approximated)

General Price's escort 90 ...... .....

Total 14,363 16 2

Pieces of artillery.

12-pounder 24-pounder 3 5/8

howitzers howitzers rifles

Hebert:

Infantry ....... ...... ......

Cavalry ....... ....... .......

Artillery 10 2 .......

Maury:

Infantry ....... ..... .....

Cavalry ..... ..... .....

Artillery 10 ..... 4

Armstrong's cavalry ...... ...... ......

Falkner's cavalry ....... ..... .......

(approximated)

General Price's escort ...... ...... .......

Total 20 2 4