gathered some 200 mounted men on the route, with whom he reinforced Lieutenant-Colonel C. F. Smith, and gave support to the supply-trains.
General Porter says:
fficient force for their protection.
To this end he hastened the march of Lieutenant Smith and Colonel Cooke by all means possible, and enrolled in military companiee night of the 17th there was a snowstorm, and the thermometer fell to 16°. Colonel Smith lost eleven mules by cold, and as many more in the next few days, and the tn the 13th.
It was nine days before the rear of these trains came up with Lieutenant Smith's command, so much were the draught-animals reduced by want of grass.
Theafter slaughtering as many as would serve until April, have been distributed on Smith's and Henry's Forks, and most of them will get through the winter.
We have, of the ravines of the mountains pour down the streams that form Henry's, Black's, Smith's, Muddy, and Sandy Fork, and other tributaries of Green River.
These small ri
Halleck and Buell's views.
Grant, Smith, and Foote.
letter of Hest officers in the service of the United States: Grant, C. F. Smith, and Foote.
These enterprising officers, finding by due,000 men, from Cairo to Milburn, to menace Columbus; and C. F. Smith, with two brigades, from Paducah toward Mayfield and Murry marching about seventy-five miles, the cavalry farther.
Smith's movement took a little longer.
These commands were movedrdships of a winter campaign.
In this demonstration, C. F. Smith moved his column in concert with the gunboats, returningk command on the east bank, with the main column; while C. F. Smith, with two brigades — some 5,000 or 6,000 men-landed on t just armed, from Nashville to Donelson, and on the 6th Colonel Smith's regiment from Tuscumbia, Alabama.
He also ordered Flourse, it was in Grant's power to draw reinforcements from Smith, who was on the west bank.
The Confederate force was raw,