FEBRUARY 18, 1862.
Brigadier General D. C. BUELL,
What news have you? What of Nashville and Clarksville?*
G. B. McCLELLAN,
HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI, Numbers 150.
Saint Louis, February 18, 1862.
1. The Second Iowa and Second Michigan Cavalry will proceed toward the seat of war in Tennessee, touching at Cairo and Paducah for orders.
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3. The troops now at or about to arrive at Saint Charles, Mo., consisting of our companies U. S. Infantry, three companies Fourth U. S. Cavalry, five companies Thirty-ninth Ohio Volunteers, Forty-second Regiment Illinois Volunteers, Forty-seventh Regiment Illinois Volunteers, Fifth Regiment Iowa Volunteers, Twenty-seventh Regiment Ohio Volunteers, two batteries First Missouri Artillery, Engineer [Bissell's] Regiment of the West, Company F, Second Artillery, Eleventh Ohio Battery, will proceed without delay to the seat of war in Tennessee, stopping long enough at Saint Louis to obtain a full supply of ordnance stores and touching at Cairo and Paducah for orders.
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By order of Major-General Halleck:
J. C. KELTON,
SAINT LOUIS, MO., February 20, 1862.
General GEORGE B. McCLELLAN:
I cannot state in detail, as telegraph line across Ohio has been down. Say at Cairo, Fort Holt, and Bird's Point, 15,000; at Stanhope, 5,000, and at Forts Henry and Donelson, from 20,000 to 25,000.
H. W. HALLECK.
HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO, Numbers 49.
Louisville, Ky., February 22, 1862.
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II. The companies of the Nineteenth Infantry, U. S., are hereby constituted a separate battalion under the command of Major Carpenter, Nineteenth Infantry. The battalion will for the present be attached to the Fourth Brigade.
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VIII. The Third Kentucky Cavalry, Colonel Jackson, and Behr's battery Indiana Volunteeres, will march together by the most practicable route to Bowling Green. The route will be determined and the march conducted by Colonel Jackson.
By command of Brigadier-General Buell:
O. D. GREENE,
*For Buell's reply, see VOL. VII, p.639.