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Doc. 35.-gallantry of Lieut. Phelps. The Secretary of the Navy sent the following letter to Flag-Officer Foote: Navy Department, February 18, 1862. sir: Your letter of the seventh instant, communicating the details of your great success in the capture of Fort Henry, is just received. I had previously informed you of the reception of your telegraphic despatch announcing the event, which gave the highest satisfaction to the country. We have to-day the report of Lieut. Commanding S. L. Phelps, with the gratifying results of his successful pursuit and capture and destruction of the rebel steamers, and the dispersion of the hostile camps, as far up the river as Florence. I most cordially and sincerely congratulate you and the officers and men under your command, on these heroic achievements, accomplished under extraordinary circumstances, and after surmounting great and almost insuperable difficulties. The labor you have performed, and the services you have rendered in
, Department West-Tennessee, Fort Henry, February 18, 1862. To Capt Fred. Knefler, Assistant Adjutatucky Reg., camp cloak, near Fort Henry, February 18, 1862. Col. Cruft, Commanding First Brigade, Tky Volunteers. [B.] Fort Henry, February 18, 1862. Colonel: On the morning of the fifte-First Reg. Ind. Vols., Fort Henry, Tenn., Feb. 18, 1862. Col. Charles Cruft, Commanding First Brigision United States army, Fort Donelson, February 18, 1862. General: I have the honor to report epartment of West-Tennessee, Fort Henry, February 18, 1862. Captain: I have the honor herewith tuarters Fifth brigade, Fort Heiman, Ky., February 18, 1862. sir: I have the honor to report thatrs Twelfth Iowa regiment, Fort Donelson, February 18, 1862. Thomas J. Neushon, A. A. General: sdquarters First division, Fort Donelson, February 18, 1862. Officers and Men of the First Divisillow's report. Columbia, Tennessee, February 18, 1862. Captain Clarence Derrick, A. A. General
Doc. 48.-the Confederate Congress. Meeting of the First session. Senate. Tuesday, Feb. 18, 1862.--The Senate convened at noon. The Vice-President elect of the Confederate States; the Hon. A. H. Stephens, in the chair. The Vice-President, under the authority of the Constitution, formally opened the session of the Senate. He called the attention of Senators to the published acts passed by the Provisional Congress, and caused the temporary clerk to read the last clause of the permanent Constitution; also, the act of the Provisional Congress putting in operation the permanent government of the Confederate States, and the act supplemental to the same. The roll being called, the following Senators answered to their names: Arkansas--Mr. Mitchell and Mr. Johnson. Florida--Mr. Maxwell and Mr. Baker. Georgia--Mr. Hill. Kentucky--Mr. Simms. Louisiana--Mr. Sparrow. Mississippi--Mr. Brown. Missouri--Mr. Clark and Mr. Peyton. North-Carolina--Mr. Davis and Mr. Dort
Doc. 49.-proclamation of the Union commanders. Roanoke Island, N. C., February 18, 1862. The mission of our joint expedition is not to invade any of your rights, but to assert the authority of the United States, and to close with you the desolating war brought upon your State by comparatively a few bad men in your midst. Influenced infinitely more by the worst passions of human nature than by any show of elevated reason, they are still urging you astray to gratify their unholy purpose. They impose upon your credulity by telling you of wicked and even diabolical intentions on our part — of our desire to destroy your freedom, demolish your property, liberate your slaves, injure your women, and such like enormities — all of which, we assure you, is not only ridiculous, but utterly and wilfully false. We are Christians as well as yourselves, and we profess to know full well, and to feel profoundly the sacred obligations of that character. No apprehension need be ent