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4 Series I Volume XVII-I Serial 24 - Corinth Part I


Oct. 12, 1862.-Major General Earl Van Dorn, C. S. Army, assumes command of all troops in the State of Mississippi.

14, 1862.-Lieutenant General John C. Pemberton, C. S. Army, assumes command of the Department of the Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana, including forces intending to operate in Southwestern Tennessee.

16, 1862.-Department of the Tennessee constituted, under command of Major General Ulysses S. Grant, U. S. Army.

17, 1862.-Skirmish at Island Number 10, Tenn.

21, 1862.-Skirmish at Woodville, Tenn.

21-24, 1862.-Scout to Colliersville, Shelby Depot, Hickory, and Galloway Switch, Tenn., with skirmishes.

22-25, 1862.-Expedition from Fort Donelson to Waverly, Tenn. with skirmishes.

24, 1862.-Major General William S. Rosecrans, U. S. Army, assigned to command of the Department of the Cumberland.*

The Thirteenth Army Corps constituted.*

Skirmish near White Oak Springs, Tenn.

25, 1862.-Major-General Grant assumes command of the Thirteenth Army Corps and the Department of

the Department of the Tennessee.

26, 1862.-The Army of the Mississippi [Union] discontinued.

31, 1862-Jan.10, 1863.-Operations on the Mississippi Central Railroad from Bolivar, Tenn., to Coffeeville, Miss.

Nov. 18, 1862.-Skirmish at Double Bridge, Tenn.

24, 1862.-General Joseph E. Johnston, C. S. Army, assigned to a command embracing Western North Carolina, Tennessee, Northern Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Eastern Louisiana.

25, 1862.-Capture of Henderson's Station, Mobile and Ohio Railroad, Tenn.

26, 1862.-Skirmish near Somerville, Tenn.

27-December 6, 1862.-Expedition from Helena, Ark., to vicinity of Grenada, Miss.

December 4, 1862.-General Johnston assumes the command to which he was assigned November 24.

7, 1862.-The Confederate Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana reorganized, Major-General Van Dorn and Price commanding First and Second Corps.

9, 1862.-Reconnaissance from Corinth, Miss., toward Tuscumbia, Ala., including skirmishes [12th] at Cherokee Station and Little Bear Creek, Ala.

12, 1862.-Expedition up the Yazoo River, Miss.

13-19, 1862.-Raid on the Mobile and Ohio Railroad from Corinth to Tupelo, Miss.

15, 1862.-Jan.3, 1863.-Forrest's Expedition into West Tennessee.

18, 1862.-The Fifteenth, Sixteenth, and Seventeenth Army Corps constituted, under command of Major Gens.

William T. Sherman, Stephen A. Hurlbut, and James B. McPherson, U. S. Army.

Major General John A. McClernand, U. S. Army, assigned to command of the Thirteenth Army Corps.

20, 1862-Jan.3, 1863.-Operations against Vicksburg, Miss.

23, 1862.-Skirmish at Ripley, Miss.

24, 1862.-Expedition from Helena, Ark, to the Tallahatchie, Miss.

Jan. 1, 1863.-Skirmish at Bath Springs, Miss.

2, 1863.-Skirmish near Fort Donelson, Tenn.

3, 1863.-Skirmish at Burnsville, Miss.


*See Series I, Vol. XVI, Part II, pp.641,642.