War of the Rebellion: Serial 109 Page 0167 Chapter LXIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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Cairo to New Orleans, Mississippi River-Continued.

Cairo to- State. Miles. Remarks.

Mound City. Arkansas. 243.8 Arkansas

soldiers

encamped here.

Memphis. Tennessee. 250.7 .....

Foot of President's ... 262.12 .....

Island.

Norfolk. Mississippi 275.13 Custom-house

officer here.

Commerce. do. 290.15 .....

Sterling. Arkansas. 330.40 Mouth Saint

Francis River.

Helena. do. 340.10 .....

Friar's Point. Mississippi 350.10 .....

Island 63. do. 370.21 Coal-yard.

Islands 67 and 68. Arkansas. 385.15 .....

Laconia. do. 400.15 .....

Carson's Landing. Mississippi ... .....

General Clark's do. 443.43 .....

Landing.

Napoleon. Arkansas. 450.7 Mouth Arkansas

River.

Bolivar. Mississippi 462.12 .....

Cat-fish Point. do. 470.8 .....

Eunice. Arkansas. 480.10 Railroad depot.

Gaines' Landing. do. 490.10 .....

Columbia. do. 500.10 .....

Greenville. Mississippi 510.10 .....

Egg Point. do. 525.15 .....

Worthington's Point. do. 535.10 .....

Grand Lake. Arkansas. 545.10 .....

Princeton. Mississippi 550.5 .....

Bunch's Cut-off. Louisiana. 558.8 .....

Skipwith's Landing. Mississippi 562.8 .....

Lake Providence. Louisiana. 575.13 .....

Goodrich's Landing. do. 600.25 .....

Milliken's Store. do. 625.25 .....

Paw Paw Island. ... 635.10 .....

Mouth of Yazoo. ... 640.5 .....

Vicksburg. Mississippi 650.10 High land or

bluff; battery

here.

Warrenton. do. 660.10 .....

New Carthage. Louisiana. 682.22 .....

Ashwood. do. 690.8 .....

Big Black Island. Mississippi 700.10 .....

Grand Gulf. do. 710.10 .....

Saint Joe. Lousiana. 718.8 .....

Rodney. Mississippi 730.12 .....

Waterproof. Louisiana. 740.10 .....

Mouth Cole's Creek. Mississippi 745.5 .....

Hole in Wall. Louisiana. 755.10 .....

Natchez. Mississippi 765.10 High bluff.

Ellis' Cliffs. do. 780.15 .....

Dead Man Bend. do. 795.15 .....

Fort Adama. do. 815.20 .....

Mouth Red River. Louisiana. 825.10 .....

Raccourci Cut-off. do. 830.5 .....

Morganza. do. 845.15 Railroad to

Saint Francis.

Bayou Sara. do. 865.20 .....

Port Hudson. do. 890.25 .....

Baton Rouge. do. 905.15 .....

Plaquemine Blayou. do. 920.15 .....

Bayou Lafourche. do. 950.30 .....

College Point. do. 970.20 .....

Bonnet Carre Point. do. 990.21 .....

Red Church. do. 1,005.15 .....

New Orleans. do. 1,130.25 .....

[Indorsement.]

I highly approve of the accopanying papers, viz: First, draught of a gun-boat, by Mr. Lenthall, chief of a naval bureau; * second, description of the gun-boat, by the same; * third, a memoir (this paper) on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, transportation, steamers, gun-boats, &c., by Brigadier-General Totten. I beg that measures be immediately taken to cause sixteen such gun-boats, each with an engine, to be built on the Ohio River, ready for use by the 20th of September next.

The steps are: First, to engage the Secretary of the Navy to detail an experienced naval officer, say a commander, assisted by a naval constructor, to contract for the building of the gun-boats and their engines, and for the general superintendence of those constructions; second, to

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* Omitted.

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