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CAMP ON CORINTH ROAD,

May 14, 1862.

Major-General POPE:

Mass your forces tomorrow on Seven Mile Creek, your right extending to Nichols' Ford, and to be ready to advance.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General.

NEAR FARMINGTON, May 14, 1862.

Major-General HALLECK:

I have received your message to mass my command on Seven Mile Creek. Do you mean in front or behind it?

You direct me to rest my right on Nichols' Ford. Buell's whole command is between me and Nichols' Ford. Is there not some mistake?

JNumbers POPE,

Major-General, Commanding.

CAMP ON CORINTH ROAD, May 14, 1862.

General POPE:

General Buell is ordered to advance to rear of Seven Mile Creek, his left near Nichols' Ford and his right on Corinth road. The right wing advances to same line, its right en echelon toward Purdy railroad.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General.

CAMP ON CORINTH ROAD, May 14, 1862.

General POPE:

It is not intended to move you from present crossing of Seven Mile Creek, but to connect you with Buell on the right, as he may have to detach a portion of his forces tomorrow to support advance of right wing.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General.

CAMP ON CORINTH ROAD,

May 14, 1862.

Major General JOHN POPE:

Keep your camp as it is, and construct bridges across the Seven Mile Creek as soon as possible. There will be a general advance to that creek tomorrow.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS, WAR DEPARTMENT,

No. 107. Adjt. Gen.'s Office, Washington, May 14, 1862.

12. Brigadier General W. S. Rosecrans, U. S. Army, will repair to Pittsburg