Movement All Along The Lines.
The extensive preparations made by the Federal government for the second grand movement for the conquest of the Southern States became so satisfactory to President Lincoln that he issued on the 27th of January, from the Executive mansion, the following unique order, containing some unusual dramatic features:
Executive Mansion, Washington, January 27, 1862.
President's General War Order, No. 1. Ordered, That the 22d day of February, 1862, be the day for a general movement of the land and naval forces of the United States against the insurgent forces:
That, especially, The army at and about Fortress Monroe, The army of the Potomac, The army of Western Virginia, The army near Munfordville, Ky., The army and flotilla at Cairo, And a naval force in the Gulf of Mexico be ready for a movement on that day; That other forces, both land and naval, with their respective commanders, obey existing orders for the time, and be ready to obey additional orders when duly given; That the heads of departments, and especially the secretaries of war and of the navy, with all their subordinates, and the general-in-chief, with all other commanders and subordinates of land and naval forces, will severally be held to their strict and full responsibilities for the prompt execution of this order.
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