from here." Copies, DLC-USG, V, 4, 5, 7, 8, VIA, 1; DNA, RG 393, Western Dept., Telegrams; ibid., USG Hd. Qrs. Correspondence.
Also on Sept. 6, Frémont wrote to USG. "To Enable you to continue personally in command of ourforces at Cairo Birds Point, Cape Girardeau and Ironton, I have directed Brigadier Genl Smith to repair to Paducah and assume command of the forces now at that place and on the Kentucky side of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers. The order of the 5th instant informs you as to the nature of the operations to be carried on, on both sides of the Mississippi River." Copies, DLC-USG, V, 7, 8, 81; DNA, RG 393, USG Hd. Qrs. Correspondence. O. R., I, iii, 471. Brig. Gen. Charles F. Smith of Pa., USMA 1825, had served as commandant of cadets at USMA during the first two years USG was there. Whether or not his appointment to command at Paducah was intended as a rebuke to USG has been disputed by USG's biographers.
Head Quarters Dist. of S. E. Mo.|
Cairo, Sept. 6th 1861|
Please have all the Camp and Garrison equipage and rations already issued to the 8th Ill Vols and Smith Battery sent to the river for shipment as soon as possible.
The Steamer B 1 has already gone to Birds Point for the