Under the instructions which I have previously received and a dispatch also of to-day from Major Gen. Halleck 1 it will not thendo to advance beyond Pea Ridge, or some point which we can reach and return in a day. Gen. Halleck will probably be here himself tomorrow. Instructions have been sent to the different Division Commanders not included in your command to be ready in the morning either to find if an enemy was in front or to advance.
Your Obt. Servant
U. S. GRANT
Major. Genl. Commdg.
Copies, DLC-USG, V, 1, 2, 3, 9, 86; DNA, RG 393, USG Letters Sent; Eleanor Bullock, Wayne City, Ill. O. R., I, x, part 2, 96-97; ibid., I, lii, part 1, 233-34. The copy owned by Mrs. Bullock is in the same hand as the copies of 1862 correspondence now in the Buell Papers, TxHR.
Head Quarters Dist of West Tennessee
Pittsburgh April 8th 1862.
GENL ORDERS No 34
The General commanding congratulates the Troops who so gallantry maintained their positions repulsed and routed a numerically superior force of the enemy composed of the flower of the southern army commanded by their ablest Generals and fought by them with all the desperation of despair.
In numbers engaged no such contest ever took place on this continent. In importance of result, but few such have taken place in the history of the world.
Whilst congratulating the brave and gallant soldiers it becomes the duty of the General Commanding to make special