VI. Colonel Jackson's regiment of Kentucky cavalry is assigned to the Fourth Division, General Nelson's, and Lieutenant-Colonel McCook's Second Regiment of Indiana Cavalry is assigned to the Second Division, General McCook's.
By command of Major-General Buell:
J. M. WRIGHT,
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSISSIPPI,
Pittsburg, May 2, 1862-5.30 p. M.
Reports just received that the enemy is moving a considerable force from Corinth toward Purdy to operate on our flanks. Direct General McClernand to watch the passes of Owl Creek and to send out a reconnoitering party of cavalry on the Purdy road.
H. W. HALLECK,
NINE MILES FROM CORINTH, MISS., May 2, 1862.
(Via Pittsburg, Tenn., 7 p. M. Received 3 a. M. 3d.)
Honorable EDWIN M. STANTON,
Secretary of War:
Movement progressing well; weather delightful. Will require three or four days to prepare for final movement and action. Enemy concentrating heavy forces. Our officers sanguine as to success.
T. A. SCOTT,
Assistant Secretary of War.
Just received your telegraph message of yesterday. The evidences are that Beauregard will fight at Corinth.
T. A. S.
HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 147.
Saint Louis, May 2, 1862.
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6. The Seventeenth Iowa and Fourth Minnesota Volunteers will proceed to Hamburg, Tenn., and report to Major-General Pope, without delay.
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By order of Major-General Halleck:
S. M. PRESTON,
SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,
HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 38.
Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., May 2, 1862.
1. No flag of truce will hereafter be allowed to pass our outposts. Any message sent under it will be received by an officer and receipted