War of the Rebellion: Serial 008 Page 0676 OPERATIONS IN MO., ARK., KANS., AND IND T. Chapter XVIII.

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(U. S.) staff, with about 2,000 prisoners from Arkansas and Louisiana, large quantities of stores, ammunition, and other property. General Pope's movement has been a complete success. We move in the direction of Island Numbers 10 in a few moments to capture all that are left.

THOMAS A. SCOTT,

Assistant Secretary of War.

NEW MADRID, April 8, 1862.

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

Just returned from Tennessee. General Pope's movement has been a glorious success. Captured the rebel general and nearly all his forces are prisoners. They will number about 5,000. Over 100 pieces of heavy artillery at Island Numbers 10, band along the river shore a large amount of arms and property of every description. The rebels sank six steamers. Will endeavor to have five of them raised. If transportation arrives to-morrow or next day we shall have Memphis within ten days, and General Pope can co-operate with General Grant at Corinth in wiping out secession. Captain Walke, of the gunboat Carondelet, is enlisted to great credit for his efficient co-operation with General Pope to effect the crossing of the river.

THOMAS A. SCOTT,

Assistant Secretary of War.

NEW MADRID, April 8, 1862.

Major-General HALLECK:

The movement of General Pope yesterday and to-day has been all that could be desired. If you can send him transportation, Memphis will fall within seven days. Then for co-operation at Corinth or a big fight wherever you want the work done.

THOMAS A. SCOTT,

Assistant Secretary of War.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

Saint Louis, April 8, 1862.

THOMAS A. SCOTT, New Madrid:

Ten large steamers are preparing to take General Pope's command down the river. Gunboats and mortars should be in readiness to accompany him.

A severe battle and splendid victory yesterday at Pittsburgh, Tenn. I shall be in Cairo early Thursday morning. Can't you meet me and go with me up the Tennessee River?

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General.

NEW MADRID, April 8, 1862.

Major-General HALLECK:

I will meet you at Cairo Thursday morning. Want to say a few words. After interview will decide where to go. Will urge the early