CHICAGO, March 13. – Special dispatches to the Post from Cairo 12th, say matters are little changed.
A lieutenant of the 60th Ohio arrived to-day from New Madrid. His intelligence is not permitted to be telegraphed. No change in matters at Fort Henry and beyond.
The Times’ special says the steamer Southwestern arrived to-day with troops.
Gen. Cullom left this morning for St. Louis. Gen. Strong has taken command of this post.
Capt. Blodgett, of Boston has been assigned the command of the [Conestoga], retiring Capt. Pritchard.
The bodies of the 27 killed at Fort Donelson were brought down to-day, and will be sent to their friends to-morrow morning. Part of them belong to Col. Logan’s regiment. Col. Logan is improving.
It is reported that Gen. Paine was wounded in a skirmish near Sikestown, Mo., yesterday p. m., not seriously.
Several sick of the 7th Iowa came down from Fort Donelson this morning. Their regiment has suffered severely in several engagements.
– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, March 15, 1862, p. 3