Copies, DLC-USG, V, 15, 16, 77, 82; DNA, RG 393, USG Special Orders. USG endorsed a letter of Sept. 13, 1861, from Col. C. Carroll Marsh to Maj. Gen. John C. Frémont requesting that Capts. John A. Hoskins and George H. Walser, 20th Ill., be removed without trial. "I am aware that ordinarially the within request could not be granted but believing that the exigency of the service demand such an assumption of authority and that the good of the service will be promoted by it, I have no hesitation in reccommending the removal of Capts. Hoskins & Walser." Copy, ibid., Western Dept., Register of Letters Received. Walser resigned on Nov. 3, and Hoskins on Dec. 2, 1861.
|Cairo, Sept 20/61.|
|MAJ. GEN. FREMONT|
Genl. Smith reports arrival of Barges at Paducah.
U. S. GRANT,
Telegram, copies, DNA, RG 393, Western Dept., Telegrams; DLC-USG, VIA, 1. These barges were part of the pontoon bridge constructed across the Ohio River. See Philip M. Thienel, "The Longest Floating Bridge," The Military Engineer, XLIX, 328 (March-April, 1957), 120-21; HED, 37-2-94, p. 2 1. On Sept. 13, 1861, Maj. Gen. John C. Frémont telegraphed to USG and Brig. Gen. Charles F. Smith. "The pontoon bridge will reach Paducah to morrow or Sunday from Cincinnati. It can be put up in a few hours. Infantry & artillery will be needed for its protection." Telegram, copies (English and Hungarian), DNA, RG 393, Western Dept., Telegrams; DLC-USG, VIA, 1.
Head Quarters Dist S. E. Mo|
Cairo Sept 20th 1861|
|MAJ GENL J. C. FREMONT|
|COMDG DEPT OF THE WEST|
|SAINT LOUIS Mo|
There has been nothing in the movements of the enemy for the last few days, that I could learn worthy of note. They now