WASHINGTON, Feb. 25. – The Navy Department to-day received the following:
CAIRO, Feb. 24.
To Hon. Gideon Welles, Sec’y of the Navy
Lieutenant Commanding Gwynn with the gunboat Tyler has just arrived from Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama, and reports the Union sentiment in South Tennessee and North Alabama to be very strong. I shall send him back to-day, and he will call for a regiment at Fort Henry to accompany the gun-boat, which will aid the loyal people of those States to raise Union forces within their borders.
A. H. FOOTE,
– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, March 1, 1862, p. 3