War of the Rebellion: Serial 109 Page 0232 SW. VA., KY., TENN., MISS., ALA., W. FLA., & N. GA. Chapter LXIV.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 67.

Saint Louis, April 2, 1862.

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5. Brigadier General Thomas A. Davies, having reported for duty in this department, will proceed with his staff to the Tennessee River and report for duty with Major General U. S. Grant.

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By order of Major-General Halleck:

J. C. KELTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 69.

Saint Louis, April 3, 1862.

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3. Captain Cogswell's battery Illinois light artillery will immediately proceed up the Tennessee River and report to Major General U. S. Grant. * * *

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By order of Major-General Halleck:

J. C. KELTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF WEST TENNESSEE,

Pittsburg, April 4, 1862.

General B. M. PRENTISS,

Commanding Division:

I am instructed by General Grant, commanding, to say to you that the review of your division will not take place until Tuesday next at 10 a. M.

CLARK B. LAGOW,

Aide-de-Camp.

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SAVANNAH, April 6, 1862.

General D. C. BUELL:

Heavy firing is heard up the river, indicating plainly that an attack has been made upon our most advanced positions. I have been looking for this, but did not believe the attack could be made before Monday or Tuesday. This necessitates my joining the forces up the river instead of meeting you to-day, as I had contemplated. I have directed General Nelson to move to the river with his division. He can march to opposite Pittsburg.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

U. S. GRANT,

Major-General, Commanding.

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PITTSBURG, April 6, 1862.

Commanding OFFICER ADVANCE FORCES,

Near Pittsburg, Tenn.:

GENERAL: The attack on my forces has been very spirited from early this morning. The appearance of fresh troops on the field now