Page:Southern Historical Society Papers volume 12.djvu/443
October— November— December. Nos. 10, 11, 12.
Military Operations of General Beauregard.
By Colonel Alfred Roman.
A Review by Judge Charles Gayarri.
Paper No. 2 — Conclusion.
In March, 1862, a well organized and fully equipped Federal force, of over forty-seven thousand men, was gathered in front of Pittsburg landing, on the Tennessee river, a few miles from Corinth, where the Confederates were assembling for arming and drilling as fast as possible. This army, of which at least forty per cent, were flushed with recent victories, was soon to be reinforced by General Buell, already on the march from Nashville, Tenn., with, at the lowest esti- mate, an effective force of thirty-seven thousand disciplined and su- perbly-equipped troops.
General Albert Sidney Johnston, the comander- in-chief, who had been retreating from Kentucky and Tennessee to avoid being en- veloped by these overwhelming forces, arrived on the 22d of March at Corinth, where Beauregard, with infinite trouble, energy and per- severance, had succeeded in mustering twenty-five thousand men.