Brigadier General SCHUYLER HAMILTON, commanding.
Colonel J. B. PLUMMER.
Brigadier General J. M. PALMER, commanding.
II. All the cavalry is brigaded under Colonel Gordon Granger, except the three companies Fourth Regular Cavalry.
III. The artillery will be under the command of Major Lothrop, and the First Regular Infantry is detailed as a support to the artillery.
By order of General Pope:
HDQRS. ARMY OF THE MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 18.
Camp near New Madrid, March 4, 1862.
I. In compliance with Special Orders, Numbers 162, from the headquarters of the department, the undersigned assumes the command of this district.
II. The following officers will for the present constitute the staff of the general commanding:
Major Speed Butler, assistant adjutant-general.
Major C. A. Morgan, aide-de-camp.
Captain Louis H. Marshall, aide-de-camp.
Major J. M. Corse, inspector-general.
Captain J. W. Taylor, chief quartermaster.
Captain J. A. Swain, chief assistant commissary of subsistence.
Lieutenant J. W. Mott, acting assistant quartermaster.
CAIRO, March 5, 1862.
In reference to my telegram of yesterday, referring to Flag-Officer Foote not going to attack Island Numbers 10 and New Madrid, as I suggested, he, with his officers, were fully impressed with the fact the pilots would decline going into pilot-houses, as the iron plating is either off