Halleck, H. W. (Henry Wager) (1815-1872) to: Brigadier General Cullum, Cairo.
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"If it be true as reported that there is a strong rebel force at Union City [Tn], it seems to me that the garrison is not safe. Could not a gunboat anchor in position below so as to command the rail road? The operations of the enemy in the vicinity of Columbus should be closely watched & care taken to guard against a suprise."
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