The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant: April 1 - August 31, 1862 - Vol. 5

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Clarksville I wish I was able to order you to prepare three 3 light draft steamers made proof against musketry & two howitzers each to navigate the rivers I have not guard to be spared from Cairo or Paducah to accompany boats hope to have in a few days I will instruct Comdg officer at Paducah always to furnish them

U. S GRANT,
Maj Genl

Telegram received, Lewis B. Parsons Papers, IHi. On Aug. 23, 1862, Col. Robert Allen, St. Louis, telegraphed to USG. "The steamer Lake City loaded with army stores bound for Eastport is detained at Paducah the steamer Lacon left here last night & will be delayed at Cairo cant these boats go up the Tenn' River with a suitable guard Please give orders to the Q M at Paducah & Cairo. in future can we rely on the Rail Road to keep your army supplied" Telegram received, DNA, RG 393, Dept. of the Mo., Telegrams Received; copies, ibid., USG Hd. Qrs. Correspondence; DLC-USG, V, 7. On Aug. 24, Brig. Gen. James M. Tuttle, Cairo, telegraphed to USG. "Steamer Lacon here with Gov't F'rt I have orders from Gen Halleck through Maj McClean A A G to send her on to Hamburg with guard I have no men here or in district that can go. Guerrillas all around crossed river last night above Mound City are threatning Smithland have sent all troops away from this place Col Ransom in command at Paducah. What shall I do with Boat" Telegram received, DNA, RG 393, Dept. of the Mo., Telegrams Received.


To Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck

Gen Grants Hd Qrs [Aug. ] 25th [1862]

MAJ GEN H. W. HALLECK
GEN IN CHIEF—

Scouts in from the front report all quiet—Rebels are getting out Timber to build Bridges—Think the main force has gone east & have not stopped short of Virginia. One Division sent word is on forced march to Nashville—The other is pushing on to Decherd. 1

U S GRANT
Maj Genl

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