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

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To Col. Richard J. Oglesby
Head Quarters Dist S. E. Mo
Cairo Sept 21st 1861
COL

I have directed a reconnoisance in force on the Ky shore, to be made to day. You will please cross over about one half of your command to Fort Jefferson and follow up the expedition.

Instruct the steamer that crosses you over that it is to run down the river this evening to take you aboard at a landing below Island No 1 1

U. S. GRANT
Brig Genl Com
To Col Oglesby
Comdg Norfolk Mo

Copies, DLC-USG, V, 1, 2, 3, 77; DNA, RG 393, USG Letters Sent. O. R., I, iii, 502. See letter to Col. Jacob G. Lauman, Sept. 21, 1861.

1.
Island No. 1 in the Mississippi River about six miles below Cairo.

To Maj. Gen. John C. Frémont

Cairo, Sept 22/1861.

MAJ. GEN. FREMONT,

Your telegraph rec'd, will send the guns to Genl. Smith at once, 1 Noble's Cavalry here. 2

U. S. GRANT, Brig. Gen.

Telegram, copies, DNA, RG 393, Western Dept., Telegrams; DLC-USG, VIA, 1. On Sept. 22, 1861, Maj. Gen. John C. Frémont telegraphed to USG. "Your dispatch received. I am informed by the President that the rebels have seized Owensboro. Direct Captain Foote to use gunboats to drive rebels from there and to protect the Ohio river. Have Noble's cavalry yet reached Fort Massac. Direct him to report for orders to General Smith. Send forward three heavy guns to Gen. Smith to be placed at Smithland." Copies, ibid., V, 4, 5, 7, 8, VIA, 1; DNA, RG 393, USG Hd. Qrs. Correspondence; ibid., Western Dept., Telegrams. See

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