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

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a battery of light artillery with ammunition." Copies, ibid., USG Hd. Qrs. Correspondence; DLC-USG, V, 4, 5, 7, 8. See letter to Maj. Gen. John C. Frémont, Sept. 13, 1861.

To Maj. Gen. John C. Frémont
Cairo, Sept 12, 1861.
MAJ. GEN FREMONT,

Can Gen Smith have authority to have a telegraph put up from here to Paducah.

U. S. GRANT

Telegram, copies, DNA, RG 393, Western Dept., Telegrams; DLC-USG, VIA, 1. On Sept. 13, 1861, Maj. Gen. John C. Frémont replied to USG. "I will order a telegraph line from Cairo to Paducah." Copy, DNA, RG 393, Western Dept., Telegrams. Also on Sept. 13, Alexander Asboth telegraphed to USG. "Paducah should be immediately connected with Cairo & St. Louis by telegraph, in accordance with Gen Smiths proposal—The funds required by Gen. Smith will be sent at once." Copies, ibid.; ibid., USG Hd. Qrs. Correspondence; DLC-USG, VIA, 1.

To Maj. Gen. John C. Frémont
Head Quarters Dist S. E. Mo
Cairo Sept 12th 1861
TO MAJ GENL JNO C FREMONT
COMDG DEP OF THE WEST
SAINT LOUIS Mo
SIR

To day our scouts have not been able to discover any thing of the enemy. A reconnoisance has been made of the Roads around Fort Jefferson and I shall take possission of it day after tomorrow with most of the force at Fort Holt. A Battery at fort Jefferson will not command down the River but very little but commands up to the mouth of the Ohio completely.

I am told that a paper picked up below here today gives the

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