Head Quarters Dist S. E. Mo|
Cairo Sept 21st 1861|
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.
Cairo, Sept 22/1861.
MAJ. GEN. FREMONT,
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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Publication information: Book title: The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant: April-September 1861. Volume: 2. Contributors: John Y. Simon - Editor. Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press. Place of publication: Carbondale, IL. Publication year: 1969. Page number: 294.
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