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16.] CINCINNATI, OHIO, January 13, 1865.

Honorable C. A. DANA,

Assistant Secretary of War, Washington, D. C.:

Missed connection. Leave for Louisville at noon. River at Pittsburg sixteen feet, falling; Cincinnati thirty-seven feet, rising.

LEWIS B. PARSONS,

Colonel and Chief of Rail and River Transportation.

17.] LOUISVILLE, January 14, 1865.

THOMAS LOUGH, Esq.,

Columbus, Ohio:

No assistance required for some days at least.

LEWIS B. PARSONS,

Colonel and Chief of Rail and River Transportation.

18.] LOUISVILLE, January 14, 1865.

W. PRESCOTT SMITH,

Master Transportation, Baltimore, Md.:

Shall not require Mr. Coffran at present. Everything looks well so far.

LEWIS B. PARSONS,

Colonel and Chief of Rail and River Transportation.

19.] LUISVILLE, KY., January 14, 1865-2 p.m.

Honorable C. A. DANA,

Assistant Secretary of War, Washington, D. C.:

Arrived here last night. Nothing here from General Thomas or Schofield. The telegraph will not be open beyond Nashville till to-morrow. Thenecessary boats are ordered to rendezvous at Paducah. I go to Paducah to-night. Will be three to-morrow night, and moive up Tuesday, unless counter orders come. Is it decided about moving artillery? The horses can be moved so far as the boats go without much difficulty. Rivers all high, and still rising slowly. Present prospects good. Telegraph can reach at Paducah.

LEWIS B. PARSONS,

Colonel and Chief of Rail and River Transportation.

20.] LOUISVILLE, January 14, 1865.

Honorable C. A. DANA,

Assistant Secretary of War, Washington, D. C.:

SIR: I inclose herewith copy of dispatch sent you this day. * I am disappointed in finding nothing from General Thomas, but learn from two of General Schfield's staff that he is expecting to move, and on consultation with General Allen it is deemed best for me to proceed at

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*Probably next, ante.

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