mont telegraphed to USG. "Your dispatch of to day not understood. Send telegraphic dispatches to me direct, Keep me minutely and frequently advised." Copies, ibid., Western Dept., Telegrams; DLC-USG, VIA, 1. Also on Sept. 1, Frémont telegraphed to Col. Richard J. Oglesby, 8th Ill. "Say to Gen'l McClernand that Col: Wallace is not to move until Gen'l Prentiss be heard from. Up to noon to day Grant had not heard from Prentiss—" Copies, ibid.
Cape Girardeau Mo.|
September 1 st 1861|
Gen. Prentiss has just arrived. Will move the column under his command to Sikeston as soon as possible. I will go to Birds Point and take command there and push out from that point.