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and Memphis is opened. This momentous fact should, as it will, encourage you to persevere in the path of glory. It must alleviate your distress for your brave comrades, who have fallen or been wounded. It will mitigate the grief of bereaved wives and mourning parents and kindred. It will be your claim to a place in the affections of your countrymen, and upon a blazoned page of history. By order of Brig.-Gen. Mcclernand, Commanding. A. Schwartz, Captain and Acting Chief of Staff. Gen. Halleck to Gen. Hunter. headquarters Department of Missouri, St. Louis, February 19. Major-General D. Hunter, commanding Department of Kansas, at Fort Leavenworth: To you, more than any other man out of this department, are we indebted for our success at Fort Donelson. In my strait for troops to reenforce Gen. Grant, I applied to you. You responded nobly, placing your forces at my disposition. This enabled us to win the victory. Receive my most heartfelt thanks. H. W. Halleck, M
Doc. 60.-capture of Fayetteville, Ark. Gen. Halleck's despatch. Major-Gen. McClellan: Gen. Curtis has taken possession of Fayetteville, Arkansas, capturing a number of prisoners, stores, baggage, etc. The enemy burnt part of the town before leaving. They have crossed Boston Mountains in great confusion. We are now in possession of all their strongholds. Forty-two officers and men of the Fifth Missouri cavalry were poisoned at Mud Town by eating poisoned food which the rebels left behind them. The gallant Capt. Dolfert died, and Lieut.-Col. Van Deutzh and Capt. Schman have suffered much, but are now recovering. The indignation of our soldiers is very great, but they have been restrained from retaliation upon the prisoners of war. H. W. Halleck, Major-General Commanding.
Doc. 61.-General Halleck's order. headquarters Department of Missouri, St. Louis, February 23, 1862. The Major-General commanding this Department desires to impress upon all officers the importance of preserving good order and discipline among their troops. As the armies of the West advance into Tennessee and the Southern States, let us show to our fellow-citizens of these States that we come merely to crush out the rebellion, and restore to them the peace and benefits of the Constiing. Wherever it becomes necessary, forced contributions for supplies and subsistence for our troops will be made. Such levies will be made as light as possible, and be so distributed as to produce no distress among the people. All property so taken must be receipted for fully, and accounted for as heretofore directed. These orders will be read at the head of every regiment, and all officers are commanded to strictly enforce them. By command of Major-Gen. Halleck. N. H. Mclean, A. G.
sehoods circulated concerning us have driven thousands from their homes, and I take the liberty of responding publicly to the sentiments expressed by the writer, because these falsehoods have involved the whole community in the troubles which he seeks to mitigate. The only legitimate object of the war is peace, and the writer only does me justice when he says I adhere to this legitimate object. Peace able citizens shall be protected as far as possible. I act under strict orders of Major-Gen. Halleck. The flight of our foes from their camps, and the imitation of their conduct by the citizens, in fleeing from their homes, leaving their effects abandoned as it were for their victors, has much embarrassed me in my efforts to preserve discipline in my command, as these circumstances offered extraordinary temptations. The burning of farms and fields of grain in Missouri, and extensive barracks and valuable mills in Arkansas by the enemy, has induced some resentments on the part of m
Doc. 73.-occupation of Columbus, Ky. General Halleck's despatch. St. Louis, March 4, 1862. Major-General McClellan: sir: The cavalry from Paducah marched into Columbus yesterday, at six P. M., driving before them the enemy's rear-guard. The flag of the Union is flying over the boasted Gibraltar of the West. Finding himself completely turned on both sides of the Mississippi, the enemy was obliged to evacuate or surrender. Large quantities of artillery and stores were captured. H. W. Halleck. General Cullum's report. Columbus, Ky., March 4, 1862. To Major-General McClellan: Columbus, the Gibraltar of the West, is ours, and Kentucky is free, thanks to the brilliant strategy of the campaign, by which the enemy's centre was pierced at Forts Henry and Donelson, his wings isolated from each other and turned, compelling thus the evacuation of his stronghold of Bowling Green first, and now Columbus. The flotilla under Flag-Officer Foote consisted of six gunboat
Doc. 75.-engagement near New-Madrid, Mo. General Halleck's despatch. St. Louis, March 3. it is officially reported that Jeff. Thompson, with a large force of cavalry and artillery, came North from New-Madrid. Our forces advanced from Bird's Point, and met his force at Sykestown. He was pursued into the swamps by the cavalry of Gen. Hamilton and Col. Morgan's brigade, and three pieces of artillery captured. Gen. Pope pursued another detachment south, capturing three more pieces of artillery, one captain, one lieutenant, and a number of privates. H. W. Halleck, Major-General Commanding. Cincinnati Commercial account. army of the Mississippi in the field, near New-Madrid, Mo., Tuesday, March 4, 1862. Marching orders were issued on Thursday night, and on Friday morning, February twenty-eighth, the division was on its way for New-Madrid. The roads were in fine order for the infantry, and there was no great difficulty in moving the baggage-train. We encamped
the Potomac until otherwise ordered, he is relieved from the command of the other military departments, he retaining command of the Department of the Potomac. Ordered, further, That the two departments now under the respective commands of Generals Halleck and Hunter, together with so much of that under Gen. Buell as lies west of a north and south line indefinitely drawn through Knoxville, Tennessee, be consolidated and designated the Department of the Mississippi, and that until otherwise ordered Major-Gen. Halleck have command of said department. Ordered, also, That the country west of the Department of the Potomac and east of the Department of the Mississippi be a military department, to be called the Mountain Department, and that the same be commanded by Major-Gen. Fremont. That all the Commanders of Departments, after the receipt of this order by them respectively, report severally and directly to the Secretary of War, and that prompt, full, and frequent reports will be ex
Doc. 88.-fight at Paris, Tenn. Gen. Halleck's despatch. headquarters Department of the Mississippi, St. Louis, March 18, 1862. Hon. E. M. Stanton, Secretary of War: Our artillery and cavalry yesterday attacked the enemy's works one and a half miles west of Paris, Tenn. The enemy was driven out, with the loss of one hundred killed, wounded, and prisoners. Our loss, Capt. Bull, of the artillery, and four men killed and five wounded. A cavalry force, sent out from Lebanon, Mo., attacked one of Price's guerrilla parties, killed thirteen, wounded five, and captured over twenty prisoners, among whom was Brig.-Gen. E. Campbell, the commander. H. W. Halleck, Major-General.
Doc. 98.-the fight at Salem, Arkansas. The following is General Halleck's official despatch to Secretary Stanton, announcing the result of the fight at Salem, Arkansas: St. Louis, March 18, 1862. To Secretary Stanton: A scouting party, under Lieut.-Col. Wood and Major Drake, consisting of about two hundred and fifty men of the Sixth Missouri and Third Iowa cavalry, encountered near Salem, Arkansas, about one thousand of the enemy, under Cols. Coleman, Woodsides, and McFarland. After a severe fight the enemy was defeated, with the loss of Col. Woodsides, and about one hundred killed and wounded, and a considerable number of prisoners. Our loss was twenty-five killed and wounded, H. W. Halleck, Major-General.