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Doc. 139.-Halleck's General orders.

headquarters Department of the Mississippi, Pittsburgh, Tenn., April 18, 1862.
1. The Major-General commanding this department thanks Major-Gen. Grant and Major-Gen. Buell, and the officers and men of their respective commands, for the bravery and endurance with which they sustained the general attacks of the enemy on the sixth, and for the heroic manner in which, on the seventh inst., they defeated and routed the entire rebel army. The soldiers of the great West have added new laurels to those which they had already won on numerous fields.

2. While congratulating the troops on their glorious successes, the Commanding General desires to impress upon all, officers as well as men, the necessity of greater discipline and order. These are as essential to the success as to the health of the army, and without them, we cannot long expect to be victorious; but with them, we can march forward to new fields of honor and glory, till this wicked rebellion is completely crushed out, and peace restored to our country.

3. Major-Gens. Grant and Buell will retain the immediate command of their respective armies in the field.

By command of Maj.-Gen. Halleck. N. H. McClean, Assistant Adjutant-General.

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