War of the Rebellion: Serial 109 Page 0216 SW. VA., KY., TENN., MISS., ALA., W. FLA., & N. GA. Chapter LXIV.

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line to Fort Henry and repair that from Fort Henry to Fort Donelson; thence to Nashville. He will also be prepared with workmen and material to repair or construct a line from Fort Henry to Florence, Ala., and thence in the direction of Memphis. He will also arrange to extend the line from Cape Girardeau to Commerce, and thence to New Madrid. The Southwestern line must be pushed with all possible rapidity from Lebanon to Springfield, and thence to the Arkansas line. The Ironton line must also be rapidly extended south toward the Arkansas line.

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By order of Major-General Halleck:

J. C. KELTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI, Numbers 171.

Saint Louis, February 24, 1862.

I. Company F, Second U. S. Artillery, will proceed without delay to Cairo, ill., and report to the commanding officer of that post. * * * * * * *

By order of Major-General Halleck:

J. C. KELTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA, Numbers 7.

Fort Pickens, February 24, 1862.

I. First Lieutenant Richard H. Jackson, First Artillery, acting assistant adjutant-general, is hereby appointed aide-de-camp to the brigadier-general commanding.

II. First Lieutenant Richard H. Jackson, First Artillery, aide-de-campand acting assistant adjutant-general, is hereby appointed acting inspector-general of this department. He will be obeyed and respected accordingly.

L. G. ARNOLD,

Brigadier-General, U. S. Volunteers, Commanding.

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Nashville, TENN., February 26, 1862.

(Via Bowling Green 27th.)

GEORGE B. McCLELLAN,

Washington, D. C.:

Portion of General Nelson's and General Crittenden's divisions entered Nashville yesterday, and at the same time the enemy's cavalry retired.

D. C. BUELL.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, February 26, 1862.

Flag-Officer FOOTE, Cairo:

I do not mean a regular bombardment, but a demonstration and throwing in of shells, so as to scare them pretty thoroughly.*

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General.

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*See also Foote to Halleck, VOL. VII, p. 665.

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