War of the Rebellion: Serial 086 Page 0821 Chapter LIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, SEVENTH ARMY CORPS,

Devall's Bluff, Ark., December 10, 1864-11 a. m.

Major General F. STEELE:

Mr. Bertrand, who came up last night, think,s General Reynolds cannot be here before three or four days. Will let you know as soon as he comes. Will come over and see you if I can.

C. C. ANDREWS,

Brigadier-General.

WASHINGTON, D. C., December 10, 1864.

Major-General DANA,

Memphis, Tenn.:

General Grant ordered all available troops in Missouri to re-enforce General Thomas at Nashville. All cavalry horses in the West were also ordered there, to remount General Thomas' cavalry. As soon as the crisis there is passed horses will be again sent down the Mississippi River. In the meantime you must do the best you can with the means at your disposal.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

WASHINGTON, December 10, 1864-3 p. m.

Colonel WINSLOW,

Cairo:

All troops from Missouri must go to General Thomas till further orders.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

WASHINGTON, D. C., December 10, 1864.

Major-General DODGE,

Saint Louis:

General Thomas has more cavalry now than he can mount, and requires all the horses to mount his own men. If you can send him infantry or artillery, please do so. If the Cumberland River is closed they should go by Louisville. Whatever you can send can be returned as soon as the crisis is passed.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

SAINT LOUIS, December 10, 1864-4 p. m.

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

Washington, D. C.:

I send five regiments of infantry, all there are in the department organized subject to be sent outside of State; one regiment of cavalry well mounted, and will send batteries. They go by rail.

G. M. DODGE,

Major-General.