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time by the breaking of tender axle, without damage to cars or men. We are working most effectually and have empty of cars and power for the remainder of your corps.

J. B. FORD.

194.] ZANESVILLE, January 26, 1865-9 p. m.

C. A. DANA,

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

All goes well in Ohio and also east, so far as I can hear. Nearly everything will be at Bellaire in the morning. I go on to-night.

LEWIS B. PARSONS,

Colonel and Chief of Rail and River Transportation.

195.] BELLAIRE, January 27, 1865-9 a. m.

Mr. CALDWELL,

Superintendent, Zanesville, Ohio:

Nearly everything has gone east from here. All you can send will be taken at once on its arrival. Send me as soon as possible the position of all trains en route from Cincinnati, with number of cars and troops and animals, and advise me when they all leave Cincinnati.

LEWIS B. PARSONS,

Colonel and Chief of Rail and River Transportation.

196.] ZANESVILLE, January 27, 1865-8. 20 p. m.

LEWIS B. PARSONS,

Bellaire, Ohio:

Numbers 27, 28, and 29 are moving. Numbers 30, 31, 32, and 33 are detacined west of Newark by No. 30 being off track. I expect every minute to hear they are all right. There is no one injured.

D. W. CALDWELL.

197.] BENWOOD, January 27, 1865-7 a. m.

Mr. CALDWELL,

Superintendent, Zanesville, Ohio:

Can't you do something at once to prevent the delay of soldier trains on side tracks? It is very cold and I fear they must suffer.

LEWIS B. PARSONS,

Colonel and Chief of Rail and River Transportation.

198.] ZANESVILLE, January 27, 1865.

Colonel L. B. PARSONS,

Bellaire:

There was some delay last night because of one train getting of the track and delaying them. No damage done and everything will be right soon. There are nine trains now on the road, and I understand from Mr. Lough he expects five more from Cincinnati by noon, which will close the movement. Excuse me for again calling your attention to the Newark soldiers. We have no interest in the movement, but business on the Steubenville and Indiana road has been virtually suspended during their movement on ours. Almost their entire car equipment