Telegram, copies, DLC-USG, VIA, 1; DNA, RG 393, Western Dept., Telegrams. O. R., I, iii, 480. For the reply, see following telegram, note 1. Also on Sept. 9, 1861, Capt. William S. Hillyer for USG sent special orders to Col. Friedrich Hecker. "The Command at Fort Holt Kentucky for the present will be held as a part of the Cairo command and will make their reports accordingly. For the present the Senior Officer will assume direction as far as designating the number of Guards location of Pickets, and having a General supervision over the details of a post or command." Copies, DLC-USG, V, 15, 16, 77, 82; DNA, RG 393, USG Special Orders.
|Cairo Sept 9th 1861|
Your two dispatches received 1 I will start copy of them to Gen Smith at Paducah at once.
Col Hecker has been no further in Kentucky than you directed Pickets to be thrown
No Troops from St Louis yet.
I do not know if Gen. Smith has been reinforced or not. He returned here the Battallion of Oglesbys Regt which he was ordered to retain untill reinforcements did arrive.
Pillow had not started yesterday for Paducah.2
I telegraph to you every reinforcement that arrives at this place 3
|U. S. GRANT|
|To Maj Genl J. C. Fremont|
|St Louis Mo|
Telegram, copies, DLC-USG, V, 4, 5, 7, 8, 78; DNA, RG 393, USG Hd. Qrs. Correspondence; ibid., Western Dept., Telegrams. O. R., I, iii, 481-82.