Under his orders the evacuation of Columbus by General Polk, and the establishment of a new line resting on New Madrid, Island No.10, and Humboldt, was completed.
On March 2d Brigadier General J. P. McCowan, an old army officer, was assigned to the command of Island No.10, forty miles below Columbus, whither he removed his division.
A. P. Stewart's brigade was sent to New Madrid.
At these points some seven thousand troops were assembled, and the remainder marched under General Cheatham to Union City. General Polk says:
In five days we moved the accumulations of six months, taking with us all our commissary and quartermaster's stores—an amount sufficient to supply my whole command for eight months—all our powder and other ammunition and ordnance stores, excepting a few shot, and gun carriages, and every heavy gun in the fort, except two thirty-two pounders and three carronades in a remote outwork, which had been rendered useless.
The movement of the enemy up th
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Casey, General, 129.
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Castlereagh, Viscount, 7.
Cedar Run, Battle of, 265-69.
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Chambersburg, Pa., burned, 448.
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Civil Rights Bill, 614.
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