War of the Rebellion: Serial 109 Page 0234 SW. VA., KY., TENN., MISS., ALA., W. FLA., & N. GA. Chapter LXIV.

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then do to advance beyond Pea Ridge, or some point which we can reach and return in a day. General Halleck will probably be here himself to-morrow. Instructions have been sent to the different division commanders, not included in your command, to be ready in the morning either to find if an enemy was in front or to advance.*

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

U. S. GRANT,

Major-General, Commanding.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 88.

Saint Louis, April 9, 1862.

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4. The medical director will immediately fit out and send up the Tennessee two more hospital boats, and have any number of workmen employed, and press the matter night and day.

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By order of Major-General Halleck:

J. C. KELTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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CAIRO, April 11, 1862. Via New Madrid.

(Received 2 p. M.)

Honorable EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

Please sto shipments of heavy cannon from Pittsburg for defensiveworks until General Cullum, who is now here, has examined the locations and decided upon the works. The large number of guns captured will, we believe, furnish sufficient armament. General Pope is preparing rapidly for movement; will be ready to-night if transports arrive, and start to-morrow.

THOS. A. SCOTT,

Assistant Secretary of War.

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NEW MADRID, April 12, 1862-5 a. M.

(Received 4.10 p. M.)

Honorable EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

Matters progressing well. Leave to-morrow. Have you any instructions?

THOS. A. SCOTT,

Assistant Secretary of War.

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ON BOARD STEAMER JOHN D. PERRY,

New Madrid, April 12, 1862-7 p. M. (Received 10.45 p. M.)

Honorable EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

Gun-boats left at noon. Army leaves about midnight. All working well.

THOMAS A. SCOTT,

Assistant Secretary of War.

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*From original as received by Buell. For version as recorded in Grant's letters-sent book, see VOL. X, Part II, p. 96.

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