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98.] BALTIMORE, January 20, 1865.

Colonel LEWIS B. PARSONS:

(Care Colonel McKim, chief quartermaster, Cincinnati, Ohio.)

Your dispatch from Odin received 12 noon Friday. River said to be closed in part. How will you send to us? Answer.

W. P. SMITH.

99.] CINCCINATE, January 20, 1865.

Colonel LEWIS B. PARSONS:

(Care of General Allen, Louisville, Ky.)

Telegram received. Mr. Clement is absent. Mr. Woodward will be here this evening. Present indications are not more than 3,000 men can be moved to-morrow. If any additional transportation can be had will advise you. Weather is moderating, but can't calucalte on safe navigation for next three or four days even if thaw ensues. Boats can come to Cincinnati. Will telegraph you again to-night. I have a dispatch from W. P. Smith, Baltimore, concerning the river, and have telegraphed him that first shipment by rail to Bellaire will start in the morning.

W. W. MCKIM,

Colonel, &c.

100.] EVANSVILLE, January 20, 1865.

Colonel LEWIS B. PARSONS,

Chief of Rail and River Transportation, Louisville, Ky.:

The following boats have passed this point since 3 o'clock p.m. yesterday: St. Patrick, Huntsman, Science, Nashville, Sherman, Victory, Tarascon, Morning Star, Imperial, Emerald, Nora, Fanny Gilbert, Norman; some passed up during the night without stopping.

I. W. HART,

Captain and Assistant Quartermaster.

101.] EVANSVILLE, January 20, 1865.

Colonel LEWIS B. PARSONS,

Louisville, Ky.:

The Stephen Decatur and Champion have passed up since my last dispatch at 2 p.m.

I. W. HART,

Captain and Assistant Quartermaster.

102.] LOUISVILLE, January 20, 1865.

Honorable C. A. DANA,

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

About one-half are here or have passed up. I go to Cincinnati by rail.

LEWIS B. PARSONS,

Colonel and Chief of Rail and River Transportation.