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modore Foote to land and hold Fort Pillow should-the enemy's forces withdraw.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General.

PITTSBURG LANDING, April 15, 1862.

Flag-Officer FOOTE,

Mississippi River:

I have ordered General Pope's army to this place, but I think you had best continue the bombardment of Fort Pillow, and if the enemy should abandon it, take possession or go down the river, as you may deem best.

General Pope will leave forces enough to occupy any fortifications that may be taken.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. DISTRICT OF WEST TENNESSEE,

No. 55. Pittsburg, Tenn., April 15, 1862.

4. That part of Special Orders, Numbers 43, current series, from these headquarters, assigning Brigadier General R. J. Oglesby to command of Third Brigade, First Division, is revoked, and he will report to Brigadier General Thomas A. Davies, commanding Second Division, army in the field, who will assign him to command of a brigade.

5. General L. Wallace is hereby directed to move the forces of his command now at Crump's Landing, together with their garrison and camp equipage, to Pittsburg, to rejoin their division.

By order of Major General U. S. Grant:

[JNumbers A. RAWLINS,]

Assistant Adjutant-General.

PITTSBURG LANDING, April 16, 1862.

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

General Mitchel has taken Huntsville and Decatur, and by last advices was moving on Tuscumbia. Intercepted dispatches from Beauregard to Richmond request that Pemberton's army be sent to re-enforce him at Corinth.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF WEST TENNESSEE,

Pittsburg, April 16, 1862.

Colonel RODNEY MASON,

Commanding Seventy-first Ohio Volunteers:

You will proceed with your command to Fort Donelson, Tenn., and relieve Colonel Fouke and his command of the garrison duty of that place. In the command of said place, you will prevent all marauding