CAIRO, Jan. 29. – Dispatches receive3d here to-day from Cape Girardeau, state that Captain Murdock arrived there yesterday, bringing 25 prisoners form Castor Creek. Also that Major Herr, late of Jeff. Thompson’s command, arrived last with a flag of truce from Thompson to arrange for an exchange of prisoners.
The 13th Missouri, Col. Wright, arrived here this p.m. from St. Louis, and will go to Smithland at once.
– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, February 1, 1862, p. 2