are going to make a forward movement to night or to morrow to Kentucky. Has
the reinforcement from St. Louis reached Cairo; inform Gen Smith at Paducah
that I direct him to place a battery at the Marine hospital immediately, and the
other on the heights near cross creek & prepare for forward movements towards
Mayfield as soon as reinforcements arrive." Copies, DLC-USG, V, 4, 5, 7, 8,
VIA, 1; DNA, RG 393, USG Hd. Qrs. Correspondence; ibid., Western Dept.,
Telegrams. O. R., I, iii, 480. Frémont sent another telegram to USG on the same
day. "Second dispatch about Hecker not understood, Keep strictly within your
orders in reference to the Kentucky movements. After Norfolk is occupied take a
position at or near Belmont, out of reach of gun boats, so as to prevent any com-
munication between Belmont & Charleston, with the object to surround & an-
nihilate Thompson who is reported yet to be at or near Commerce Say to Gen
Smith that it is most important that Smithland should be occupied by four com-
panies immediately to control the Cumberland river." Copies, DLC-USG, V, 4,
5, 7, 8, VIA, 1; DNA, RG 393, USG Hd. Qrs. Correspondence; ibid., Western
Dept., Telegrams. O. R., I, iii, 481.
This request, deleted here, was included in a letter to Frémont, Sept. 10,
Accordingly, USG sent three additional telegrams to Frémont on Sept.
9. "The second Iowa, nineteenth Ills: & three companies of cavalry from Cape
Girardeau arrived today." "The seventh Iowa Volunteers have just arrived."
"The twenty third 23 Indiana bound for Paducah & the twenty eight 28 Illinois
regts: for this place, have just arrived." Copies, DNA, RG 393, Western Dept.,
Telegrams; DLC-USG, VIA, 1.
To Maj. Gen. John C. Frémont
Cairo Sept 9th 1861 |
MAJ. GEN. J. C. FREMONT |
ST. Louis, Mo. |
It is necessary that I should have control of cash to pay for
secret service rendered. Orders on Quartermasters will not pay.
U. S. GRANT
Telegram, copies, DLC-USG, V, 4, 5, 7, 8, VIA, 1; DNA, RG 393, USG Hd.
Qrs. Correspondence; ibid., Western Dept., Telegrams.
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Book title: The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant: April-September 1861.
Contributors: John Y. Simon - Editor.
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press.
Place of publication: Carbondale, IL.
Publication year: 1969.
Page number: 216.
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