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SAINT LOUIS, February 10, 1862.

General GRANT or Flag-Officer FOOTE:

Push the gunboats up the river to cut the railroad bridges. Troops to sustain the gunboats can follow in transports.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General.

GENERAL FIELD ORDERS,

HDQRS. DISTRICT OF CAIRO, Numbers 7.

Fort Henry, February 10, 1862

The troops from Forts Henry and Heiman will hold themselves in readiness to move on Wednesday, the 12th instant, at as early an hour as practicable. Neither tents nor baggage will be taken, except such as the troops can carry. Brigade and regimental commanders will see that all their men are supplied with 40 rounds of ammunition in their cartridge-boxes and two days' rations in their haversacks. Three days' additional rations may be put in wagons to follow the expedition, but will not impede the progress of the main column.

Two regiments of infantry will remain at Fort Henry, to be designated from the First Division and one brigade at Fort Heiman, Ky., to be designated by General Smith, commanding.

By order of Brigadier-General Grant:

JNO. A. RAWLINS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL FIELD ORDERS,

HDQRS. DISTRICT OF CAIRO, Numbers 8.

Fort Henry, February 10, 1862.

The Seventeenth, Fort-third, and Forty-ninth Regiments Illinois Volunteers commanded by the senior colonel, will form the Third Brigade, First Division of the Army in the field.

The Fourteenth Iowa, Twenty-fifth and Fifty-second Indiana Volunteers, Birge's Sharpshooters, and one battalion Curtis' Horse will form the Fourth Brigade, Second Division.

By order of Brigadier-General Grant:

JNO. A. RAWLINS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

ORDNANCE DEPOT,

Louisville, Ky., February 10, 1862

General J. W. RIPLEY, Washington:

SIR: Ten thousand stand of small-arms are needed to supply the place of defective arms now in the hands of the troops in this department. Please inform me when they can be sent.

Very respectfully,

T. EDSON,

Lieutenant of Ordnance.

FEBRUARY 10, 1862-1.30 p.m.

Major General GEORGE B. McCLELLAN,

Commanding U. S. Army, Washington, D. C.:

My ordnance officer has by my direction made frequent report of the worthless character of certain arms sent here and the necessity for