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of your command. You have shown how much maybe done in the worst weather and worst roads, by a spirited officer, at the head of a small force of braye men, unwilling to waste life in camp when the enemies of their country are within reach. Your brilliant success is a happy presage of what may be expected when the army of the Potomac shall be led to the field by their gallant general. [Signed] Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War. New-York Tribune account. Cumberland, Md., February 15, 1862. A small portion of Gen. Lander's force being at Pawpaw Tunnels, a station on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, half-way between Hancock and Cumberland, he joined it from New-Creek with a portion of the force there, and ordered the construction of the Great Cacapon Railroad bridge. This was completed on the evening of the fourteenth instant. At four o'clock P. M. on the thirteenth instant, Gen. Lander started south with a small cavalry force. At eight o'clock the same evening, wor
Doc. 42.-vessels destroyed in Bull's Bay. Lieutenant Conroy's report. United States bark restless, off Bull's Bay, S. C., Saturday, February 15, 1862. sir: I have the honor to report that on the thirteenth instant, about eleven o'clock A. M., we discovered a vessel ashore on a shoal in Bull's Bay. I sent two armed boats in for the purpose of reconnoitring, and, if possible, to bring her off. On boarding, they found her to be a very old and worthless craft, without a cargo, and with only four negroes on board. While on board the sloop, they discovered three vessels lying at anchor inside the shoals, apparently laden with rice, etc. At half-past 1 A. M., on the fourteenth instant, I sent another armed vessel, with orders to cut these vessels out or destroy them. There not being enough wind all day to bring them out, they were destroyed after dark, and their flags, papers, and arms taken in the boat and brought off with two prisoners. The following are the names of the v
Doc. 45.-occupation of Bowling Green, Ky. Gen. Buell's despatch. Louisville, February 15, 1862. To Major General-McClellan: Mitchell's division, by a forced march, reached the river at Bowling Green to-day, making a bridge to cross. The enemy burned the bridge at one o'clock in the morning, and were evacuating the place when he arrived. D. C. Buell, Brigadier-General Commanding. Gen. Buell's General order. The following is a general order, issued by Gen. Buell to the troops of General Mitchell's division, after their advance upon Bowling Green: General order no. 70. headquarters Third division, Camp John Q. Adams, Bowling Green, February 19, 1862. soldiers of the Third division: You have executed a march of forty miles in twenty-eight hours and a half. The fallen timber and other obstructions, opposed by the enemy to your movements, have been swept from your path. The fire of your artillery, and the bursting of your shells, announced your arrival. S
Doc. 46.-capture of Fort Donelson. Commodore Foote's report. U. S. Flag-ship St. Louis, near Fort Donelson, via Paducah, February 15, 1862. To the Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy: I made an attack on Fort Donelson yesterday, at three o'clock P. M., with four iron-clad gunboats and two wooden ones, and after Cruft, Commanding First Brigade, Third Division: Sir: In obedience to your order, the regiment left its camp near Fort Donelson on the morning of the fifteenth February, 1862, with an effective force of seven hundred and twenty-seven men. The order given to Lieut. Col. Osborn, was to follow the Twenty-fifth Kentucky regiment an defence of our rights and the just cause of our country. Gid. J. Pillow, Brig.-Gen. C. S. A. New-York times account, in camp near Port Donelson, Saturday, Feb. 15, 1862. It was determined by Gen. Grant to make the attack upon Fort Donelson from two directions — by land from the direction of Fort Henry, and by water up