War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 0238 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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76.] PADUCAH, KY., January 19, 1865-2. 30 p.m.

Colonel L. B. PARSONS,

Assistant Quartermaster, Odin, Ill.:

Balance of the corps just arrived in five boats under General Ruger. Boats are now coaling. Captain Edwards not with them.

J. H. WILSON,

Captain and Assistant Quartermaster.

77.] ODIN, January 19, 1865.

QUARTERMASTER AT EVANSVILLE, ILL.:

Please inform at 4 o'clock this evening whether the Brilliant has passed up, and, if so, the hour. Also give me the name of all boats having passed up since 10 o'clock last night. Reply here.

LEWIS B. PARSONS,

Colonel and Chief of Rail and River Transportation.

78.] EVANSVILLE, January 19, 1865.

Colonel L. B. PARSONS,

Chief of Rail and River Transportation:

The Brilliant passed up about 6 o'clock this morning. The following boats have passed this point up to 3 p.m., as near as can be ascertained: Minnehaha, Burd Levi, Cora S., Charmer, Bertha, Leni Leoti, Tyrone, Fannie Brandies, Kate Robinson, Swallow, J. H. baldwin, Clara Poe, Marmora, Alex. Speer, Omaha, Navigator, Havana, Palestine, Echo Numbers 2, A. Baker, Mercury, Financier, and W. F. Curtis. Will telegraph the remaining this evening.

I. W. HART,

Captain and Assistant Quartermaster.

79.] ODIN, January 19, 1865.

General ROBERT ALLEN,

Louisville, Ky.:

Missed connection; cannot get to Louisville before morning. Dispatches will reach me here until 8 o'clock. Had I best push on to Cincinnati or go to L.? All right at midnight when I left.

LEWIS B. PARSONS,

Colonel and Chief of Rail and River Transportation.

79 1/2.] LOUISVILLE, January 19, 1865.

Colonel LEWIS B. PARSONS,

On Numbers 4, Odin, Ill.:

No transports have yet arrived. I think you had better come this way. You will be in time to go up with the troops.

R. ALLEN,

Brigadier-General.