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ness to transport all troops of your command across the river. All looks well, but it is necessary for you to push forward as fast as possible.

CLARK B. LAGOW,

Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE OHIO,

April 6, 1862.

General GEORGE H. THOMAS,

Commanding Division:

SIR: Hurry forward your troops. Bring your ammunition and three days' rations. Leave your baggage, and leave the brigade now escorting your train to protect it, and leave guards at all the principal bridges.

By order of General Buell:

CHAS. L. FITZHUGH,

Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE OHIO,

Savannah, April 6, 1862.

General THOMAS,

Commanding Division:

SIR: Instead of leaving your train, push forward with your troops and train as rapidly as the condition of the roads will permit.

By order of General Buell:

CHAS. L. FITZHUGH,

Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF WEST TENNESSEE,

Pittsburg, April 7, 1862.

Brigadier-General THOMAS:

You will move your command with the utmost dispatch to the landing at Savannah, where steamboats will be in waiting to transport you to this place. Let your cavalry proceed overland to a point on the river opposite Pittsburg, and leave your transportation and baggage, &c., to follow you to Savannah.

By order of Major General U. S. Grant:

WM. S. HILLYER,

Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF WEST TENNESSEE,

Pittsburg, April 7, 1862.

Major General D. C. BUELL, Commanding:

When I left the field this evening my intention was to occupy the most advanced position possible for the night with the infantry engaged through the day, and follow up our success with cavalry and fresh troops expected to arrive during my last absence on the field.

The great fatigue of our men, they having been engaged in two days' fight and subject to a march yesterday and fight to-day, would preclude the idea of making any advance to-night without the arrival of the expected re-enforcements. My plan, therefore, will be to feel on in the