War of the Rebellion: Serial 007 Page 0633 Chapter XVII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - UNION.

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you. Throw all your troops in the direction of the Cumberland. Don't stop any one ordered here. You will not regret it. There will be no battle at Nashville.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, February 18, 1862

Brigadier-General CULLUM, Cairo, Ill.:

Act in my name, and assume command over any and all. A large force passed Memphis four days ago-fifteen steamers, loaded with troops, to re-enforce Columbus. Look out for an attack on Cairo or Paducah. Get ready immediately. Use my name in any order you issue. We must be ready for them. I am collecting and sending every man I can find.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, February 18, 1862

Brigadier-General GRANT, in the Field:

Don't let gunboats go higher up than Clarksville. Even there they must limit their operations to the destruction of the bridge and railroad, and return immediately to Cairo, leaving one at Fort Donelson. Mortar boats to be sent back to Cairo as soon as possible.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General.

General Sherman will send this to General Grant with all possible dispatch.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DIST. OF WEST TENNESSEE, Numbers 3.

Fort Donelson, February 18, 1862

All commissioned officers, non-commissioned officers, and privates are prohibited from entering the town of Dover of any houses therein situated without permission in writing of their regimental commanders.

All captured property belongs to the Government, and no officer, non-commissioned officer, or private will be permitted to have or retain possession of captured property of any kind.

Any officer violating the above order will be at once arrested. Any non-commissioned officer or private will be arrested and confined in the guard-houses, and all captured property taken from them and turned over to the district quartermaster.

Colonel Leggett is hereby appointed to see to the strict enforcement of the above, using his whole command for that purpose, if necessary.

By order of Brigadier-General Grant:

JNO. A. RAWLINS.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DIST. OF WEST TENNESSEE, Numbers 4.

Fort Donelson, February 18, 1862

Hereafter, until otherwise ordered, guard duty will be performed as follows:

All the outer guard duty will be performed by the First and Second