|Cairo Sept 14th 1861|
|To MAJ GENL JOHN C. FREMONT|
|SAINT LOUIS Mo|
Reconnoisance to day show no enemy between Charleston & Two miles above Belmont in Missouri nor on the Kentucky shore within Two miles. Our Troops occupy Fort Jefferson
U. S. GRANT
Telegram, copies, DLC-USG, V, 4, 5, 7, 8, 78; DNA, RG 393, USG Hd. Qrs. Correspondence. Misdated Sept. 16, 1861, ibid., Western Dept., Telegrams; DLC-USG, VIA, 1. O. R., I, iii, 497.
Head Quarters, Dist. S. E. Mo.|
Cairo, September 14th 1861|
You will please have a section of Col. Buells Battery 1 detached from his command to report to Col. Ross for temporary duty on the Ky. shore.
Col. Waagner, chief of artillery will direct the location of the pieces detached.
|Your Obt. Svt.|
|U. S. GRANT|
|Brig. Gen. Com Dist.|
|To Brig. Gen. J. A. McClernand|
|Comd.g U. S. Forces|
|Cairo & Birds Point|
|ALS, McClernand Papers, IHi.|