War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 0250 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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will make every effort. I fear provision of coffee not within our possibility, as a commissary officer should make such arrangement. I will, however, telegraph.

W. P. SMITH.

132.] EVANSVILLE, January 21, 1865.

Colonel LEWIS B. PARSONS:

(Care of Colonel McKim, Cincinnati, Ohio.)

The following have passed up since Thursday morning, as near as can be ascertained, some having passed up during the night without stopping: Brilliant, Kate Robinson, Plestine, Charmer, Marmora, Fannie Brandies, Havana, Cora S., Clara Poe, Mercury, Navigator, Minnehaha, Burd Levi, Swallow, J. H. Baldwin, Echo Numbers 2, A. Baker, Bertha, Leni Leoti, Alex. Speer, W. F. Curtis, Hutsman, Nashville, Tarascon, Nora, Stephen Decatur, Tyrone, Science, Nightinglae, Morning Star, Fanny Gilbert, Caroline, Omaha, Izetta, Sherman, Imperial, Norman, Financier, St. Patrick, Victory, Emerald, Champion.

I. W. HART,

Captain and Assistant Quartermaster.

133.] COLUMBUS, January 21, 1865.

Colonel LEWIS B. PARSONS,

Cincinnati, Ohio:

How many men do you propose to move each day positively? I understand you not to exceed 4,000, as that would be the limit of the Baltimoe and Ohio facilities. This can be done without large demand from other roads; while 200 cars, w hich would carry 8,000 men, will require a great number of extra engines. I would suggest that no more men be started from Cincinnati each day than can be disposed of by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad daily at Bellaire. Please answer.

T. LOUGH.

134.] BALTIMORE, January 21, 1865.

Colonel LEWIS B. PARSONS,

Cincinnati, Ohio:

Am I to understand that whole movement will be made by Benwood, or are part to come by Marietta road, and what part?

W. P. SMITH.

135.] PARKERSBURG, January 21, 1865.

Colonel LEWIS B. PARSONS,

Cincinnati, Ohio:

Your dispatch just recieved. Did not receive dispatch of 20th instant. The weather is moderating, and ice thawing very rapidly. Boats left here for cincinnati and Wheeling this p.m.

B. F. KELLEY, JR.,

Captain and Assistant Quartermaster.