War of the Rebellion: Serial 008 Page 0567 Chapter XVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI, Saint Louis, February 25, 1862-1 p. m.

Major-General McCLELLAN,

Washington:

Price's army has been driven from his strong post at Cross Hollow. The enemy left his sick and wounded and such of his stores as he could not destroy. He burned the extensive barracks at that place, to prevent our troops from occupying them. General Curtis says: "Most of our provisions for the last ten days have been taken from the enemy."

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS ARMY IN THE FIELD, Numbers 37.

Commerce, Mo., February 25, 1862.

The Twenty-sixth and Forty-seventh Illinois Regiments and the Fifth Iowa, with another regiment hereafter to be designated, will form the Second Brigade of the Second Division, to be commanded by Colonel William H. Worthington, of Fifth Iowa Volunteers.

This brigade will march to-morrow morning as early practicable to Benton, and there report to Brigadier General John M. Palmer, commanding the Second Division.

Such of the sick of this brigade as are likely to be unfit for duty for some time and cannot be cared for in their regiments will be shipped to Saint Louis by the first steamer.

Commanders of regiments will in no case send off any sick man without his descriptive papers.

By order of General Pope:

SPEED BUTLER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS ARMY IN THE FIELD, Numbers 38.

Commerce, February 25, 1862.

The Twenty-seventh, Thirty-ninth, and Sixty-third Regiments Ohio Volunteers, with another regiment to be hereafter designated, will constitute the First Brigade of the First Division of this army, to be commander by Colonel John Groesbeck, Thirty-ninth Ohio Volunteers.

The regiments designated will therefore immediately report through their colonels to Colonel Groesbeck.

By order of General Pope:

SPEED BUTLER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF SOUTHWEST, Camp Halleck, Ark., February 26, 1862.

Captain N. H. McLEAN:

I am in receipt of the general's telegraphic order of the 22nd, and shall conform to its directions as far as possible. I am camped so as to rest my left flank on Cross Hollow and the White River Mountains, and my right on Osage Springs, 5 miles due west from the Hollow. Sugar Creek Hollow (12 miles) is stronger, and on using up my forage here I may fall back with my main force to Sugar Creek. Fayetteville is too