Take your bridge with you or provide other means of crossing rapidly. Leave a regiment at Calhoun to guard the lock.
I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
JAMES B. FRY,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Chief of Staff.
CAMP WOOD, Munfordville, January 10, 1862.
Brigadier General D. C. BUELL:
Hindman's brigade, about 3,000, are at Bell's. Breckinridge, with his brigade, at Oakland. I know nothing positive in regard to the force at Bowling Green; suppose 35,000 or 40,000.
The railroad is destroyed from Horse Cave for about 3 miles. The tunnel track is torn up and tunnel blasted full of rock, timber cut over the pike, and ditches dug across the road this side of Bell's. None of the other roads have been. I have sent a trusty man by Glasgow to Scotsville. He should be back to-day. The tete-de-pont is progressing finely. It will be longer than I expected. I have not yet completed the transfer, but will complete to-morrow. Working the men will prove a great sanitary measure.
I was on the other side when the message came.
A. McD. McCOOK,
Brigadier-General, Commanding Division.
Abstract from return of the District of Cairo, Brigadier General U. S. Grant commanding, for January 10, 1862.
Present for duty.
Stations. Officers. Men. Officers. Men.
Bird's Point 138 3,231 45 894
Cairo, Ill 204 4,143 61 1,150
Cape 51 1,215 11 230
Fort Holt, Ky 72 1,327 7 152
Paducah, Ky 248 5,093 32 841
Smithland, Ky 17 357 3 61
Total 730 15,366 3,328 3,328
Stations. Officers. Men. Pieces of
Bird's Point 10 261 ...........
Cairo, Ill 11 145 ............
Cape 6 183 6
Fort Holt, Ky 3 82 ............
Paducah, Ky 8 302 12
Smithland, Ky 3 82 ...........
Total 41 1,055 18
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,
Saint Louis, January 11, 1862.
Brigadier General U. S. GRANT, Cairo, Ill.:
I can hear nothing from Buell, so fix your own time for the advance.
Three regiments will go down on Monday.
H. W. HALLECK,