War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 0240 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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their every effort to make the movement a success. Lough and Grazy at Colubmus will give every assistance they can. What is the condition of navigation as to ice at Cincinnati?

LEWIS B. PARSONS,

Colonel and Chief of Rail and River Transportation.

85.] LOUISVILLE, January 20, 1865.

THOMAS LOUGH, or

D. S. GRAY,

Columbus, Ohio:

Now arriving here; do not think will be at Cincinnati to-morrow before noon; balance next day. I have telegraphed Clement that you will do everything you can. Please act with your accustomed energy and promptness, and see that all cars are as comfortable as possible, supplied with stoves, straw, and seats around the inside. Telegraph Clement or Woodward. I suppose all trains should be stopped going from the East. I go to Cincinnati to-night by rail. Telegraph Caldwell at Zanesville and reply here. Answer soon.

LEWIS B. PARSONS,

Colonel and Chief of Rail and River Transportation.

86.] LOUISVILLE, January 19, 1865.

W. H. CLEMENT, or

WOODWARD,

Little Miami Railroad, Cincinnati, Ohio:

Have telegraphed Colonel McKim fully. See him as soon as possible. Half are now arriving here. Will be at Cincinnati to-morrow morning. Please do not have an hours' delay. I ask your accustomed energy in making the movement a success.

LEWIS B. PARSONS,

Colonel and Chief of Rail and River Transportation.

87.] LOUISVILLE, January 20, 1865.

Captain I. W. HART,

Assistant Quartermaster, Evansville, Ind.:

Telegraph at 4 o'clock all boats that have passed up since your dispatch of 3 o'clock yesterday, and telegraph Sunday morning to Cincinnati, care of Colonel McKim, all that have passed up to that time.

LEWIS B. PARSONS,

Colonel and Chief of Rail and River Transportation.

88.] LOUISVILLE, January 20, 1865.

Colonel MCKIM,

Chief Quartermaster, Cincinnati, Ohio:

There will be about 20,000 troops and 800 animals. Two thousand will arrive at Cincinnati in the morning.

LEWIS B. PARSONS,

Colonel and Chief of Rail and River Transportation.