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e other boats are to take this one in tow, with the vanguard 25,000 strong, to capture all the fortifications on the Mississippi, the location and strength of each of which is said to be perfectly known to the officers at Cairo. The fort at Randolph is to be assailed both by land and water. The topography of the country and roads back of Randolph have been mapped and furnished to the leaders of the expedition. The reserve guard of Cairo will take possession of Randolph and other fortifiedRandolph and other fortified points, while the fleet of boats with 25,000 men will proceed to Memphis. The city is to be pillaged and garrisoned, and then the invading horde of plunderers goes down the river, landing at different points, calling for aid, and issuing proclamations, inciting rebellion, midnight conflagrations, and laying waste the country. At Vicksburg serious resistance is anticipated, but a plan of attacking the city in the rear has already been devised. At New Orleans the Northwestern troops are to