NEW MADRID, April 8. – The following message was sent by Gen. Halleck to Gen. Pope at New Madrid this evening on receipt of the news of the glorious victory resulting in the evacuation of Island No. 10 and capture of nearly all of the army of the enemy.
HEADQUARTERS, ST. LOUIS, April 8.
To General Pope:
I congratulate you and your command on your splendid achievement. It exceeds in and brilliancy all other operations of the war. It will be honored by future generations. You deserve well of your country.
H. W. HALLECK,
– Published in the Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, April 12, 1862, p. 3