War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 0244 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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103.] LOUISVILLE, KY., January 20, 1865.

Colonel MCKIM,

Chief Quartermaster, Cincinnati, Ohio:

I regret to hear progress is so slow. Can you not put on force and assist? More than one-third have passed up. Advise the roads that if they cannot move them promptly I will stop a part to-morrow and send by Indianapolis.

LEWIS B. PARSONS,

Colonel and Chief of Rail and River Transportation.

104.] LOUISVILLE, January 20, 1865.

E. W. WOODWARD,

Superintendent Little Miami Railroad, Cincinnati, Ohio:

I am sorry to hear so few can be moved to-morrow. If you cannot move them promptly I will stop a part and send by Indianapolis. More than one-third have passed up.

LEWIS B. PARSONS,

Colonel and Chief of Rail and River Transportation.

105.] CINCINNATI, January 21, 1865.

Colonel CROSS, Quartermaster, or

AGENT BALTIMORE AND OHIO RAILROAD,

Pittsburg, Pa.:

Please advise me immediately the condition of the river as to ice and navigation.

LEWIS B. PARSONS,

Colonel and Chief of Rail and River transportation.

106.] CINCINNATI, January 21, 1865.

THOMAS LOUGH, or

D. S. GRAY,

Columbus, Ohio:

it is reported you are lacking in facilities and ability to make the large transportation desired, and as you throught when I saw you you would be able to do. Please advise me definitely and as early as practicable. I will give any orders you may desire for taking machinery at any point for the use of your road. I know there are no difficulties not insuperable which you will not conquer. Pray give every instruction and use every means to secure the most perfect safety in passing from Columbus to Wheeling; also keep the agent of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad advised of your progress.

LEWIS B. PARSONS,

Colonel and Chief of Rail and River Transportation.

107.] COLUMBUS, OHIO, January 21, 1865.

LEWIS B. PARSONS, Colonel, &c., Cincinnati, Ohio:

We are prepared to move all the trains brought us promptly to Wheeling. Will exercise all imaginable care for safety and comfort of the soldiers. We have a large force now at work unloading cars to send to Cincinnati.

T. LOUGH.