a battery of light artillery with ammunition." Copies, ibid., USG Hd. Qrs. Correspondence; DLC-USG, V, 4, 5, 7, 8. See letter to Maj. Gen. John C. Frémont, Sept. 13, 1861.
|Cairo, Sept 12, 1861.|
|MAJ. GEN FREMONT,|
Can Gen Smith have authority to have a telegraph put up from here to Paducah.
U. S. GRANT
Telegram, copies, DNA, RG 393, Western Dept., Telegrams; DLC-USG, VIA, 1. On Sept. 13, 1861, Maj. Gen. John C. Frémont replied to USG. "I will order a telegraph line from Cairo to Paducah." Copy, DNA, RG 393, Western Dept., Telegrams. Also on Sept. 13, Alexander Asboth telegraphed to USG. "Paducah should be immediately connected with Cairo & St. Louis by telegraph, in accordance with Gen Smiths proposal—The funds required by Gen. Smith will be sent at once." Copies, ibid.; ibid., USG Hd. Qrs. Correspondence; DLC-USG, VIA, 1.
Head Quarters Dist S. E. Mo|
Cairo Sept 12th 1861|
|TO MAJ GENL JNO C FREMONT|
|COMDG DEP OF THE WEST|
|SAINT LOUIS Mo|
To day our scouts have not been able to discover any thing of the enemy. A reconnoisance has been made of the Roads around Fort Jefferson and I shall take possission of it day after tomorrow with most of the force at Fort Holt. A Battery at fort Jefferson will not command down the River but very little but commands up to the mouth of the Ohio completely.
I am told that a paper picked up below here today gives the