each to the other; let me tell you who I am. I am a general made by Beauregard, a general selected by Beauregard and Bragg for this command, when they knew it was in peril.
They have known me for twenty years; together we have stood on the fields of Mexico.
Give them your confidence now; give it to me, when I have earned it. Soldiers, the Mississippi Valley is entrusted to your courage, to your discipline, to your patience.
Exhibit the vigilance and coolness of last night and hold it. W. D. Mccall, Brigadier-General Commanding.
I regret that the painful condition of my feet still requiring to use crutches, prevented me from making a-personal examination of the works.
I was therefore compelled to delegate Lieutenant Commanding S. Phelps, of the flag-ship Benton. A. H. Foote, Flag-Officer Naval Forces.
General Pope's report.
expeditionary force, New-Madrid, Mo., April 9. Major-Gen. H. W. Halleck:
The canal across the peninsula opposite Island No.10--and for the ide