notice of the brave wounded and those killed upon the field. Whilst they leave friends and relatives to mourn their loss they have won a nations gratitude and undying laurels not to be forgotten by future generations who will enjoy the blessings of the best government the sun ever shone upon preserved by their Valor.
By Command of
Maj Genl U. S. Grant Comdg
JNO A RAWLINS
A. A. Genl—
DS, McClernand Papers, IHi; Buell Papers, TxHR; DNA, RG 393, District of West Tenn., Letters Received. O. R., I, x, part 1, 111-12.
On April 8, 1862, Capt. John A. Rawlins issued Special Orders No. 48. "Division Commanders will make out and send to these Hd. Qrs without delay Consolidated Field Returns of their Commands Reports of the part taken by each division in the Battle of Pittsburg are required at the earliest possible day. Notice must be taken of those officers & men especially the former who disgraced themselves by their Cowardice and charges brought against them." DS, McClernand Papers, IHi; copies, DLC-USG, V, 15, 16, 82, 87, 89; DNA, RG 393, USG Special Orders.
BY TELEGRAPH FROM Pittsburg Tenn [April 8] 186
To MAJ. GENL. HALLECK
Enemy badly routed & fleeing towards Corinth Our Cavalry supported by Infy. are now pursuing him with instructions to pursue to the swampy grounds near Pea Ridge. I want transports sent here for our wounded.
U. S. GRANT
Telegram received, DNA, RG 94, Generals' Papers and Books, Telegrams Received by Gen. Halleck; copies, ibid., War Records Office, Union Battle Reports; ibid., RG 393, Dept. of the Miss., Telegrams Received. O. R., I, x, part 1, 108. See telegram to Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck, April 7, 1862.