carried USG's letter to "Comd.g Officer" to Savannah to deliver to Brig. Gen. Thomas L. Crittenden. Finding that the divisions of Brig. Gen. Alexander M. McCook and Wood were close at hand, Hillyer ordered them forward on USG's authority. USGA Newsletter, I, 2 (Jan., 1964), 11.
Under the pressure of battle 1st Lt. Clark B. Lagow also wrote important communications. On April 6, Lagow wrote to Maj. Isaac N. Cooke. "You are hereby directed to arrest every Commissioned Officer that shows himself on the Levee near Steamers unless sick or wounded, taking his sword, name, Regiment and Company and order him back to his quarters there to remain until he is regularly released." Copies, DLC-USG, V, 1, 2, 3, 86; DNA, RG 393, USG Letters Sent. On the same day, Lagow wrote to Capt. Algernon S. Baxter. "I am directed by Major Gen Grant to say to you that during the present press, Com. G. W. Graham will have complete control of Steamers." Copies, DLC-USG, V, 2, 86; DNA, RG 393, USG Letters Sent. On the same day, Lagow issued Special Orders No. 47. "Brig Gen McArthur Lt Col A S. Chetlain 12th Ills. Lt Col Morgan 25th Ind Col Reed (of Cruffs Brigade) & Col Gaddis 8th Iowa are hereby released from arrest & will resume their Swords and return to duty with their respective commands" Copies, DLC-USG, V, 15, 16, 82, 87, 89; DNA, RG 393, USG Special Orders.
BY TELEGRAPH FROM Pittsburgh Tennessee 7th April 1862
To MAJ GEN HALLECK
Yesterday the rebels attacked us here with an overwhelming force driving our troops in from their advanced position nearer to the landing-General Wallace was immy. ordered up from Crumps landing and in the evening one division of Buells Army and D C. Buell in person arrived, during the night one other division arrived, and still another today. This morning at the break of day I ordered an attack which resulted in a fight that continued until late this afternoon with a very heavy loss on both sides but a complete repulse of the enemy. I shall follow tomorrow far enough to see that no immediate renewal of attack is contemplated
U S GRANT