War of the Rebellion: Serial 008 Page 0077 Chapter XVIII. NEW MADRID, MO., AND ISLAND Numbers 10, ETC.

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Numbers 20.-Colonel Washington L. Elliott, Second Iowa Cavalry.

Numbers 21.-Flag-Officer Andrew H. Foote, U. S. Navy.

Numbers 22.-Commander Henry Walke, U. S. Navy.

Numbers 23.-Assistant Secretary of War Thomas A. Scott.

Numbers 24.-General G. T. Beauregard, C. S. Army, commanding the Confederate Army of the Mississippi.

Numbers 25.-Major General John P. McCown, C. S. Army, commanding at Madrid Bend.

Numbers 26.-Brigadier General William W. Mackall, C. S. Army, commanding at Madrid Bend, with letter from General Beauregard.

Numbers 27.-Colonel E. D. Blake, C. S. Army, Acting Inspector-General.

Numbers 28.-Major George W. Brent, C. S. Army, Acting Inspector-General. Numbers 29.-Captain A. B. Gray, C. S. Army, Chief Engineer.

Numbers 30.-Captain D. B. Harris, C. S. Engineers.

Numbers 31.-Captain D. Wintter, C. S. Engineers.

Numbers 32.-Brigadier General J. Trudean, Chief of Artillery.

Numbers 33.-Captain A. Jackson, jr., Tennessee Artillery.

Numbers 34.-Captain Edward W. Rucker, C. S. Artillery.

Numbers 35.-Brigadier General Alexander P. Stewart, C. S. Army.

Numbers 36.-Brigadier General E. W. Gantt, C. S. Army.

Numbers 37.-Brigadier General L. M. Walker, C. S. Army.

Numbers 38.-Brigadier General M. Jeff. Thompson, Missouri State Guard.

Numbers 39.-Colonel J. G. W. Steedman, First Alabama Infantry.

Numbers 40.-Lieutenant Colonel W. D. S. Cook, Twelfth Arkansas Infantry.

Numbers 41.-Colonel J. B. G. Kennedy, Twenty-first Louisiana Infantry.

Numbers 42.-Colonel Alexander J. Brown, Fifty-fifth Tennessee Infantry.

Numbers 43.-Confederate report of guns, carriages, ammunition, &c.

Numbers 44.-Flag-Officer George N. Hollins, C. S. Navy.

Numbers 45.-Abstract from Major-General Polk's memorandum of Brigadier-General McCown's command at New Madrid and Island Numbers 10 in the latter part of February, 1862.

Numbers 1. Reports of Major General John Pope, U. S. Army, commanding the Army of the Mississippi.*

NEW MADRID, MO., April 1, 1862.

Was absent when your dispatch arrived. Canal is finished and boats now descending bayou to this place; expect them here to-night. Enemy commenced erecting batteries at points of high land, only landing places on river; little serious to be feared from them. Our floating battery, properly placed, will deal easily with them or any other obstacle to landing. Have erected two batteries, of two 32s each, but a mile and a half below the 24-pounder battery, opposite mouth of slough (see sketch sent you).+ These batteries cover handsomely the landing on opposite shore. I have no apprehension of the result. Commodore Foote promises to run a couple of his boats past Island Numbers 10 to-night. If so, all difficulty is over. Troops in fine condition and can be relied on. Railroad to Sikeston under water and roads to Commerce bad. Best send anything for this command to Island Numbers 8, with orders to Colonel buford to send it through the canal in barges or flats; easy communication in this way for stores. Do not be uneasy; no precaution will be omitted, and there is no fear of the result in the command. I

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*See also Pope's dispatches from February 28 to April 10, in "Correspondence, etc.," post.

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