Sunday, March 4, 2012

Cairo Items

CAIRO, Feb. 19. – The Chicago Committee and Surgeons have been assigned, some to Mound City and some to Paducah.  There is no great necessity for nurses, and there is as many here now as can profitably be employed.

Another consignment of rebels will reach here to-night or to-morrow.

There is nothing later form Donelson.

The Michigan 3d Cavalry arrived here this evening from St. Louis.

From recent investigations we are enabled to state that the whole number of killed, on the part of the Federals, at the recent battle of Donelson is about [300], and in killed wounded, prisoners and missing, the number will reach 1,000.  This is reliable.

– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, February 22, 1862, p. 3

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