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ariety of weapon. They are sick with measles, raw, and undisciplined. This brigade cannot be expected to be very effective. I also send you a weekly report of the troops at this post, and am sorry to remark that they have been much reduced by sickness. My effective force is now, as you will see, only about 12,000. On the 18th of January Colonel Munford, aide to General Johnston, received the following letter, written the day before, by the Hon. James E. Saunders: Nashville, January , 17, 1862. dear sir: I am just starting for Fort Heiman, opposite Fort Henry, where I have been for some time. I was sent for ammunition and equipments (which I have obtained), as none of the officers could be spared. We carried a large negro force down. They have literally done nothing, for want of the intrenchments being laid off ready to commence work as soon as the shelters were made. When the engineer, Captain Hayden, was urged to his work, the answer was that General Tilghman ha