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80.] ODIN, January 19, 1865.

Captain A. C. WOOLFOLK,

Assistant Quartermaster, Cairo, Ill.:

Missed connection. Advise Captain Wilson and request him to send me all the news here until 8 o'clock to-night.

LEWIS B. PARSONS,

Colonel and Chief of Rail and River Transportation.

81.] SMITHLAND, January 18, 1865.

Colonel L. B. PARSONS,

Chief Quartermaster, &c.:

All boats left here soon after I telegraphed you.

H. RASIN,

Assistant Quartermaster.

82.] ODIN, January 19, 1865.

Honorable C. A. DANA,

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

Missed connection here. Will be in Louisville in the morning. Dispatches just received showing about half the corps had passed Louisville by 3 o'clock to-day, and all the balance in the Ohio at that hour.

LEWIS B. PARSONS,

Colonel and Chief of Rail and River Transportation.

83.] ODIN, January 19, 1865.

General ROBERT ALLEN,

Louisville, Ky.:

Balance all reached Paducah about 3 o'clock this afternoon. I telegraphed you this noon. Did you get it?

LEWIS B. PARSONS,

Colonel and Chief of Rail and River Transportation.

84.] LOUISVILLE, January 20, 1865.

Colonel MCKIM,

Chief Quartermaster, Cincinnati, Ohio:

Please see Mr. W. H. Clement, president, or E. W. Woodward, superintendent, of Little Miami Railroad, as soon as possible and arrange for transportation of 10,000 to-morrow and 10,000 Sunday. The utmost energy and prompt attention are necessary. They are arriving here now. Obtain military orders for taking cars at all points necessaary. See that as many cars as possible have stoves in and a large supply of straw or hay, and one tier of seats around the inside of the car. Mr. Woodward, the superintendent, assured me he would make all arrangements required. Acknowledge the receipt of this and telegraph me hourly the progress. All other trains on the road must necessarily yield to this movement. Say to these gentlemen that I earnestly solicit