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III. In view of the rapid extension of steamboat navigation into disloyal State, and the importance of having the boats engage in such navigation controlled by loyal citizens, it is ordered that all licenses to pilots and engineers navigating the waters of the military department be revoked from and after the 15th proximo, and that said pilots and engineers take out new licenses from the "supervising inspector," who will only grant licenses to persons of approved loyalty; or, in case of doubt, will require bond with security for the loyal conduct of such engineers and pilots.

By command of Major-General Halleck:

N. H. McLEAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 13.

Saint Louis, March 30, 1862.

I. Commanders of army corps, divisions, and brigades, and of military districts, where their commands are equal to a brigade, are authorized to order military commissions to try offenses against the laws of war, which are not triable by general court-martial; but all sentences of such commissions extending to loss of life, or confiscation of property or imprisonment exceeding the term of thirty days, must be confirmed by the commanding general of the department.

II. The attention of all such commanders, and of all officers of military commissions, is called to Genera Orders, Numbers 1, of 1862, Department of the Missouri, in relation to the powers and duties of commissions as distinguished from courts-martial.

By command of Major-General Halleck:

N. H. McLEAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SECESSIONVILLE

THE

WAR OF THE REBELLION:

A COMPILATION OF THE

OFFICIAL RECORDS

OF THE

UNION CONFEDERATE ARMIES.

A

H-BAR ENTERPRISES

PRODUCT

COPYRIGHT 1996

PREPARED, UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR,

BY

Lieutenant Colonel ROBERT N. SCOTT, Third U. S. Artillery.

AND

PUBLISHED PURSUANT TO ACT OF CONGRESS APPROVED JUNE 16, 1880.

SERIES I-VOLUME XIV.

WASHINGTON:

GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE.

1885.

By an act approved June 23, 1874, Congress made am appropriation "to enable the Secretary of War to begin the publication of the Official Records of the War of the Rebellion, both of the Union and Confederate Armies," and directed him "to have copied for the Public Printer all reports, letters, telegrams, and general orders not heretofore copied or printed, and properly arranged in chronological order."

Apportions for continuing such preparation have been made from time to time, and the act approved June 16, 1880, has provided "for the printing and binding, under direction of the Secretary of war, of ten thousand copies of a compilation of the Official Records (Union and Confederate) of the War of the Rebellion, so far as the same may be ready for publication, during the fiscal year"; and that "of said number, seven thousand copies shall be for the use of the House of representatives, two thousand copies for the use of the Senate, and one thousand copies for the use of the Executive Departments."*

This compilation will be the first general publication of the military records of the war, and will embrace all official documents that can be obtained by the compiler, and that appear to be of any historical value.

*Volumes I-V distributed under act approved June 16, 1880. The act approved August 7, 1882, provides that-

"The volumes of the Official Records of the War of the Rebellion shall be distributed as follows: One thousand copies to the Executive Department, as now provided by law. One thousand copies for distribution by the Secretary of War among officers of the Army and contributors to the work. Eight thousand three hundred copies shall be sent by the Secretary of War to such libraries, organizations, and individuals as may be designated by the Senator shall designate not exceeding twenty-six, and each Representative and Delegate not exceeding twenty-one of such addressees, and the volumes shall be sent thereto from time to time as they are published, until the publication is completed. Senators, Representatives, and Delegates shall inform the Secretary of War in each case how many volumes of those heretofore published they have forwarded to such addresses. The remaining complies of the eleven thousand to be published, and all sets that may not be ordered to be distributed as provided herein, shall be sold by the Secretary of War for cost of publication, with ten per cent. added thereto, and the proceeds of such sale shall be covered into the Treasury. If two or more sets of said volumes are ordered to the same address, the Secretary of War shall inform the Senators, Representatives, or Delegates, who have designated the same, who thereupon may designate other libraries, organizations, or individuals. The Secretary of War shall report to the first session of the Forty-eighth Congress what volumes of the series heretofore published have not bee furnished to such libraries, organizations, and individuals. He shall also inform distributes at whose instance the volumes are sent."

The publication will present the records in the following order of arrangement:

The First Series will embrace the formal reports, both Union and Confederate, of the first seizures of United States property in the Southern States, and of all military operations in the field, with the correspondence, orders, and returns relating specially thereto, and, as proposed, is to be accompanied by an Atlas.

In this series the reports will be arranged according to the campaigns and several theaters of operations (in the chronological order of the events), and the Union reports of any event will, as a rule, be immediately followed by the Confederate accounts. The correspondence, &c., not embraced in the "reports" proper will follow (first Union and next Confederate) chronological order.

The Second Seires will contain the correspondence, orders, reports, and returns, Union and Confederate, relating to prisoners of war, and (so far as the military authorities were concerned) to State or political prisoners.

The Third Seires will contain the correspondence, orders, reports, and returns of the Union authorities (embracing their correspondence with the Confederate officials) not relating specially to the subjects of the first and second series. It will set forth the annual and special reports of the Secretary of War, of the General-in-Chief, and of the chiefs of the several staff corps and departments; the calls for troops, and the correspondence between the National and the several State authorities.

The Fourth Series will exhibit the correspondence, orders, reports, and returns of the Confederate authorities, similar to that indicated for the Union officials, as of the third series, but excluding the correspondence between the Union and Confederate authorities given in that series.

ROBERT N. SCOTT,

Major Third Art., and Byt. Lieutenant Colonel

WAR DEPARTMENT, August 23, 1880.

Approved:

ALEX RAMSEY,

Secretary of War.

CHAPTER XXVI.

Page.

Operations on the coasts of South Carolina, Georgia, and Middle and East Florida............. .. 1-1025

VOLUME I.

CHAPTER I.

Page

Operations in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. December 20, 1860-April 14, 1861............ 1-317

CHAPTER II.

The secession of Georgia. January 3-26, 1861........................................ 318-325

CHAPTER III.

The secession of Alabama and Mississippi. January 4-20, 1861.................................. 326-330

CHAPTER IV.

Operations in Florida. January 6-August 31, 1861........................................ 331-473

CHAPTER V.

Page.

The secession of North Carolina. January 9-May 20, 1861....................................... 474-488

CHAPTER VI.

The secession of Louisiana. January 10-February 19, 1861....................................... 489-501

CHAPTER VII.

Operations in Texas and New Mexico. February 1-June 11, 1861................................... 502-636

CHAPTER VIII.

Operations in Arkansas, the Indiana Territory, and Missouri. February 7-May 9, 1861........... 637-691

VOLUME II.

CHAPTER IX.

Page.

Operations in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. April 16-July 31, 1861........1-1012

VOLUME III.

CHAPTER X.

Page.

Operations in Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, and Indian Territory. May 10-November 19, 1861...........1-749

VOLUME IV.

CHAPTER XI.

Page.

Operations in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. June 11, 1861-February 1, 1862.....................1-174

CHAPTER XII.

Page.

Operations in Kentucky and Tennessee. July 1-November 19, 1861.............. ........ 175-565

CHAPTER XIII.

Page.

Operations in North Carolina and Southeastern Virginia. August 1, 1861-January 11, 1862.. 566-721

VOLUME V.

CHAPTER XIV.

Page.

Operations in Maryland, Northern Virginia, and West Virginia. August 1, 1861-March 17, 1862......1-1106

VOLUME VI.

CHAPTER XV.

Page.

Operations on the coasts of South Carolina, Georgia, and Middle and East Florida. August 21, 1861-April 11, 1862.................................... 1-435

CHAPTER XVI.

Page.

Operations in West Florida, Southern Alabama, Southern Mississippi, and Louisiana. September 1, 1861-May 12, 1862.......................... 436-894

VOLUME VII.

CHAPTER XVII.

Page. Operations in Kentucky, Tennessee, N. Alabama and S. W. Virginia. Now. 19, 1861-March 4, 1862......................................... 1-946

VOLUME VIII.

CHAPTER XVIII.

Page.

Operations in Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, and Indiana Territory. Nov. 19, 1861-10, 1862.... 1-834

VOLUME IX.

CHAPTER XIX.

Page.

Operations in Southeastern Virginia, January 11-March 17, 1862............................ 1-71

CHAPTER XX.

Operations in North Carolina. January 11-August 20, 1862........................................ 74-480

CHAPTER XXI.

Page.

Operations in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. February 1-September 20, 1862............... 481-736

VOLUME X-IN TWO PARTS.

CHAPTER XXII.

Operations in Kentucky, Tennessee, North Mississippi, North Alabama, and Southwest Virginia. March 4-June 10, 1862.

Page.

Part I-Reports............................ 1-927

Part II-Correspondence, etc................ 1-642

VOLUME XI-IN THREE PARTS.

CHAPTER XXIII.

The Peninsular Campaign, Virginia. March 17-September 2, 1862.

Page.

Part I-Report, March 17-June 24.......... 1-1073

Part II- Reports, June 25-September 2...... 1-994

Part III- Correspondence, etc............... 1-691

VOLUME XII-IN THREE PARTS.

CHAPTER XXIV.

Operations in Northern Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland.

Page.

Part I-Reports, March 17-June 25.......... 1-818

Part II-Reports, June 26-September 2....... 1-820

Part III-Correspondence, etc................. 1-966

VOLUME XIII.

CHAPTER XXV.

Page.

Operations in Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, the Indiana Territory, and Department of the Northwest. April 10-November 20, 1862.................. 1-981