necessity, and that the officers non commissioned officers and Privates according to their several creeds and modes of worship, unite in the offering of fervent supplications to almighty God for his blessings upon our beloved country
By order of Brig Genl U. S. Grant
JNO. A. RAWLINS
Asst Adjt Genl
Copies, DLC-USG, V, 12, 13, 14, 80; DNA, RG 393, USG General Orders. On Sept. 24, 1861, 1st Lt. Clark B. Lagow wrote to Capt. Reuben B. Hatch. "You will have 50 copies of Genl Order No 9 printed immediately" Copies, DLC-USG, V, 2, 77; DNA, RG 393, USG Letters Sent. See Lincoln, Works, IV, 482-83.
Head Quarters Dist S. E. Mo|
Cairo Sept 24th 1861|
|GENL J. C. FREMONT|
|COMDG DEPT OF THE WEST|
|SAINT LOUIS Mo.|
I have no new move of the enemy to report. I still continue active reconnoisances, and have I believe driven the enemy back to Columbus and Belmont.
Every day our advance scouts come in sight of parties of Rebels but they allways retreat upon sight of our troops.
I have withdrawn all the troops from Fort Jefferson and strengthened the command at Norfolk. 1 Should reinforcements be sent here however I will retake that position. It was only abandoned this morning.
The three men reported missing by me day before yesterday 2 have all returned with theloss of one Horse.
It is reported to me by Capt Walker 3 of Gun Boat Tyler that his men cannot receive pay short of Cincinnati. As it would be attended with much injury to the service to grant leaves of