by all the brave soldiers of the Third and Fourth divisions, and always keep in mind that united we stand, divided we fall.
Let us hold out and push the work through — not by mere words and great clamor-but by good marches, by hardships and fatigues, by strict discipline and effective battles.
Columbus has fallen, Memphis will follow, and if you do in future as you have done in these days of trial, the time will soon come when you will pitch your tents on the beautiful shores of the Arkansas River, and there meet our own iron-clad propellers at Little Rock and Fort Smith.
Therefore keep alert, my friends, and look forward with confidence. but a stain that cannot be effaced tarnishes the glory of all the achievements of the Confederates on that occasion, because of their employment of Indians in that campaign, whose savage atrocities on the field of Pea Ridge are too well authenticated to be denied.
According to the statement of eye-witnesses, and a correspondence between Gener