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FEBRUARY 16, 1862-1 p. M.

Commodore FOOTE:

How many mortar-boats have left Cairo for Cumberland, and when will they reach there? Please give me the particulars.

GEO. B. McCLELLAN,

Major-General.

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WASHINGTON, D. C., February 16, 1862-1.10 p. M.

Commodore FOOTE:

Sorry you are wounded. How seriously? Your conduct magnificent. With what force do you return? I send nearly 600 sailors for you to-morrow. Give me details.

GEO. B. McCLELLAN,

Major-General.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, February 17, 1862.

Captain PENNOCK,

Naval Flotilla, Cairo:

Six mortar-boats are enoughto go up the Cumberland. Keep the balance at Cairo. Have them ready for immediate service at that point.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI, Numbers 145.

Saint Louis, February 17, 1862.

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4. Captain Powell's battery, First Missouri Light Artillery, will proceed toward the seat of war forthwith, touching at Cairo and Paducah for orders.

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By order of Major-General Halleck:

J. C. KELTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, D. C., February 18, 1862.

Major-General McCLELLAN,

General Commanding:

SIR: Assistant Secretary Scott, writing from Cairo, reports that the 600 soldiers ordered to be sent from here to man the flotilla at Cairo are not an adequate force, and that 800 more are required. I would therefore request that in view of the important operations of that flotilla you should immediately send the additional force specified.

Very respectfully, yours,

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

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