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

By John Y. Simon | Go to book overview
To Col. Richard J. Oglesby
Head Quarters Dist. S. E. Mo
Cairo Sept 13th 1861
COL

Tomorrow I would like to have a reconnoisance down the River as far as you can safely go.

Take all the force that can be spared. At the same time an expedition will be sent out from Birds Point towards Charleston and one from Fort Holt.

It is important to find the position of the enemy if possible.

U. S. GRANT
Brig Genl Comdg
To Col R. J. Oglesby
Comdg U. S. Forces
at Norfolk Mo

Copies, DLC-USG, V, 1, 2, 3, 77; DNA, RG 393, USG Letters Sent. O. R., I, iii, 491. On Sept. 16, 1861, Col. Richard J. Oglesby wrote to USG. "Under the order of the General, Commanding in South East Mo, I moved with my entire command on Saturday morning 14th inst to observe the position of the enemy, in the direction of Belmont—At 10 a. m. the advance guard left camp under Command of Colonel Dougherty, at 11 ½ o'clock I followed with the 8th Reg't At four o'clock I joined the forces under Col Dougherty at the junction of the Charleston and Norfolk Roads, six miles above Belmont Col Dougherty had advanced one mile further down the river and returned to meet me at the point indicated; We saw nothing of the enemy excepting a Company of Cavalry, some two miles below the junction of the Roads; They disappeared as soon as the Gun Boat moved in that direction. I am satisfied the enemy has no

encampment this side of Belmont—nor do I think they intend any movement against us from that place. I could not correctly learn the enimies strength, but think it not over Three Thousand, and and about nine pieces of Artillery; We found the road entirely accessible to Artillery. We were between nine and Ten miles below Norfolk; The day was excessively hot, and the men suffered a good deal going down. I returned to Camp at 10 o'clock P. M. —I have been so unwell since my return, that it has been impossible to make any report of my actions. The Officers and men behaved well, and Col Dougherty aided me most heartily in everything pertaining to the expedition" ALS, DNA, RG 393, District of Southeast Mo., Letters Received.

-252-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Project items

Items saved from this book

This book has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this book

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant: April-September 1861 - Vol. 2
Table of contents

Table of contents

Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Full screen
/ 399

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.