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assume command of the expedition and march upon Paducah, Ky., with as much celerity as may be judicious for yggage and subsistence, and by a coup de main enter Paducah, capture its garrison, and destroy the large amount you will so arrange your movements as to dash into Paducah about daybreak. You should give out by the waysideroops at Cairo, I advised you to occupy and fortify Paducah, Smithland, and Columbus before a single Federal reve received several communications from Hickman and Paducah of late dates, informing me the Federal force at thso from a reliable source that the Federal force at Paducah consists of about 200 cavalry, whose discipline is exceedingly lax. The Federal stores at Paducah are valued at $3,000,000 by my correspondent, and he thinks theywith his command to destroy these Federal stores at Paducah. Possibly it might be well for Colonel Claiborne ten his communications by railroad with Columbus and Paducah in his rear and Huntsville on his left flank, and t
eral Pope will send others to meet you. H. W. Halleck, Major-General. Corinth, Miss., [June 4, 1862]. Major-General Buell: I directed General Wood to push forward a brigade to Tuscumbia and Florence to receive the locomotives and cars from Paducah and Saint Louis now coming up the Tennessee. He telegraphed to Colonel Kelton that he has orders from you not to pass Bear Creek. See that this is made right. Time with us now is everything. Not a moment must be lost in opening communicas, June 5, 1862. The command of General Buell had best halt before it crosses Tuscumbia River until further advice. Jno. Pope, Major-General. Louisville, June 5, 1862. Major-General Buell: I have this day ordered the A. M. Sullivan to Paducah, Ky. Will arrive Friday evening to await your orders there. She draws 12 inches, the lightest boat in the country, and will answer your purpose. Can I serve you further? L. M. Shirley. Nashville, June 5, 1862. Col. J. B. Fry: Telegram recei