The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant: April-September 1861 - Vol. 2

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Copies, DLC-USG, V, 1, 2, 3, 77; DNA, RG 393, USG Letters Sent.

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Blandville, Ky., about ten miles southeast of Cairo on Mayfield Creek; Fort Jefferson, Ky., about five miles south of Fort Holt on the Mississippi River.
To Col. Friedrich Hecker
Head Quarters Dist S. E. Mo
Cairo Sept 10th 1861
SIR

Sergeant Jas. B. Mason and twenty men are sent to Fort Holt as Artillerymen to be attached to the command there

They will draw Rations on sperate provision Returns approved by the officer in charge of the Artillery at the Fort under whose command they will be

They are a Detachment of the 8th Mo Vols.

U. S. GRANT
To Col Hecker Brig Genl Comdg
Comdg
Fort Holt Ky

Copies, DLC-USG, V, 1, 2, 3, 77; DNA, RG 393, USG Letters Sent.

To Col. Gustav Waagner
Head Quarters Dist S. E. Mo
Cairo Sept 10th 1861
SIR

You made the reconnoisance upon which the expedition to Norfolk was based and I directed therefore that you should have the direction of it.

Directions however does not necessarily imply command. A Senior should never knowingly be subjected to the orders of a junior, but may be directed by him.

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