Browsing named entities in Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore). You can also browse the collection for Cairo, Ill. (Illinois, United States) or search for Cairo, Ill. (Illinois, United States) in all documents.

Your search returned 45 results in 10 document sections:

Doc. 29. Naval engagement at Hickman, Kentucky. A correspondent of the St. Louis Democrat gives the following account of this affair: Cairo, Sept. 5, 1861. We had quite an exciting time here yesterday. Late in the afternoon the fleet of gunboats arrived here bringing important news from Hickman, Kentucky, and other points. Yesterday morning the Tyler and Lexington, before stationed at Columbus, Kentucky, went down to Hickman, Kentucky, on a reconnoitring expedition, but hardly expecting to meet an enemy. On approaching within a short distance of the town, before turning the bend which brings it into full view, they discovered a small stern-wheel steamer, painted black, evidently a gunboat, which took to her heels. On turning the bend they discovered, by the aid of glasses, a huge side-wheel gunboat — the Yankee--of immense power, formerly used as a tugboat in New Orleans in towing up ships from the Balize. She was plated strongly with railroad iron of the T pat
Doc. 31. the occupation of Paducah, Ky., by Gen. N. S. Grant, September 6. Cairo, Ill., September 11. A correspondent of the St. Louis Democrat, gives the subjoined account of the occupation: The last few days have been distinguished bntity of rations. Drays were busily employed on Friday and Saturday in hauling them to the wharf boats, to be shipped to Cairo. On arrival, Commodore Rogers immediately took possession of the telegraph office. He was refused admittance, but the also a small dinkey, called the Pocahontas, belonging to John Bell, of Tennessee. These prizes are all safely moored at Cairo. The battery of the telegraph was not found. The wires had been cut by the rebels a few miles beyond the burned railrty and Columbus, and no immediate attack on Paducah is apprehended. Gen. C. F. Smith is now commanding at Paducah. At Cairo the greatest military activity prevails. A very large force is being rapidly formed in and quartered either here, at Bir
posed exchange of prisoners. The following is the correspondence which took place between General Polk and General Grant in reference to an exchange of prisoners: Headquarters First Division, Western Department. To the Comm'ng Officer at Cairo and Bird's Pt.: I have in my camp a number of prisoners of the Federal army, and am informed there are prisoners belonging to the Missouri State troops in yours. I propose an exchange of these prisoners, and for that purpose send Captain PolkI propose as the basis of that now contemplated. Respectfully, your obedient servant, L. Polk, Major-General Commanding. To which communication General Grant forwarded the following reply: Headquarters Department southeast Missouri, Cairo, Oct. 14, 1861. General: Yours of this date is just received. In regard to an exchange of prisoners, as proposed, I can of my own accordance make none. I recognize no Southern Confederacy myself, but will communicate with higher authorities
ur obedient servant, J. B. Plummer, Colonel Eleventh Missouri Volunteers Commanding. to Assistant Adjutant-General, Headquarters District Southeast Missouri, Cairo, Illinois. General Grant to Colonel Plummer. Headquarters District southeast Missouri, Cairo, October 21, 1861. Colonel J. B. Plummer, commanding United StatesCairo, October 21, 1861. Colonel J. B. Plummer, commanding United States Forces, Cape Girardeau, Mo.: Colonel: Your report of the expedition under your command is received. I congratulate you, and the officers and soldiers of the expedition, upon the result. But little doubt can be entertained of the success of our arms, when not opposed by superior numbers; and in the action of Fredericktown thn the march. I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant, J. B. Plummer, Col. Eleventh Mo. Vols. Com. To Capt. J. A. Rawlings, A. A.-G., Dist. S. E. Mo., Cairo, Ill. Official report of Col. Marsh. Headquarters Twentieth regiment Ill. Vols. Cape Girardeau, October 26, 1861. sir: In accordance with your request, I
risoners. Correspondence between General McClernand, General Polk, etc. A correspondent at Cairo furnishes the following interesting correspondence relative to the exchange of prisoners at Colun A. McClernand, Brig.-General Commanding. Col. Buford to Gen. M'Clernand. camp McClernand, Cairo, Oct. 23, 1861. Brig.-Gen. J. A. McClernand: sir: I had the honor this day to convey your desd statements.of facts. The conference ended without an unfriendly word or occurrence. I left Cairo at twenty minutes past twelve, reached Columbus at two P. M., parted company with General Polk on the steamboat Charm at six P. M., and arrived at Cairo at eight o'clock P. M., happy in having been intrusted with a mission which has led to the liberation of nineteen captives. Your obedient sion Western Department, Columbus, Ky., Oct. 23, 1861. Brig.-Gen. John A. McClernand, Commanding, Cairo: Sir: I have received your note of this date, borne by Colonel N. B. Buford, of the Twenty-se
ens, had been spurned, and you have been thrown into this vortex by the Government at Washington, aided by their Kentucky sympathizers. The pretended reason for the military occupation of the State, founded on the occupation of Columbus by Confederate troops, is uncandid and false. For, besides the fact that the invasion of Kentucky was a foregone conclusion at Washington, and that camps of soldiers were under arms in our midst to invade Tennessee, it is notorious that General Grant left Cairo to seize Paducah before the occupation of Columbus, while, in taking the latter place, the Confederate troops anticipated the Federal troops by less than an hour. For further proof of the insincerity of the false clamor about the invasion from Tennessee, the Confederate commander announced to your authorities that he occupied Columbus purely in self-defence, and stood ready at any moment to withdraw simultaneously with the Federal forces. To say that the Washington Government had a right t
atch to my transports and reembarked, reaching Cairo about midnight, after a day of almost unceasinhe night in company with other transports from Cairo and Bird's Point, aboard of which were troops,dier-General John A. McClernand, in command at Cairo: General order no. 15. Brigade Headqua Cairo: Headquarters District S. E. Mo., Cairo, November 8, 1861. The General commanding t, (Nov. 8th,) a flag of truce was sent from Cairo, Ill., to Columbus, Ky., under charge of Major We. Polk. Headquarters District S. E. Missouri, Cairo, November 8, 1861. General Commanding Forces, ht of the 8th: Day before yesterday I left Cairo with about three thousand men in five steamersissing. Louisville Journal narrative. Cairo, Nov. 1861. You have been informed by telegrted to have one hundred and two of our men at Cairo, a large number taken from our hospital on theanada came down through St. Louis, and were at Cairo on the 6th--the day of the battle. They repor[8 more...]
about the same number of wounded are in our hospitals. The enemy are reported to have one hundred and two of our men at Cairo, a large number taken from our hospital on the other side. Two gentlemen, residents of Austin, Texas, passed through Celd for some time, they were released, and after making their way through Canada came down through St. Louis, and were at Cairo on the 6th--the day of the battle. They report that transports were continually plying between this point and Cairo on tCairo on that day, full of dead and wounded, who were received and borne away from the boats at Cairo by the citizens. They further report that there are two gunboats finished at St. Louis, and six on the stocks. They bring a Chicago Tribune, which has the Cairo by the citizens. They further report that there are two gunboats finished at St. Louis, and six on the stocks. They bring a Chicago Tribune, which has the candor to say the battle on the 6th was terrible on both sides. In the midst of the battle our batteries were turned upon the gunboats, whenever they showed themselves around the bend above. It was plain that several of our balls from Major Stewar
Doc. 152 1/2. engagement at Norfolk, Mo., September 10, 1861. Lieutenant Phelps' report. United States gunboat Conestoga, Cairo, Illinois, September 10, 1861. sir: I have to inform you that this morning I got under way with this vessel, in company with the Lexington, at the request of Colonel Wagner, and proceeded down the river to cover an advance of troops from Norfolk in that direction. After passing considerably below the forces on shore, the Lexington turned back to be more h instant, at half-past 11, I received an order from General Grant, through his aide-de-camp, Captain Hillyer, to proceed the next morning at daylight down the Mississippi River with this vessel to the town of Norfolk, Missouri, eight miles below Cairo, to afford protection to Col. Wagner, chief of artillery, who would move in that direction at the same time with a column against the enemy, who were said to be in force at that place. I did so, and remained in the vicinity of the colonel's ca
port. We learn from him some interesting particulars of the trip of the bost since she left Cairo, Ill. When opposite Price's landing, the boat was hailed from shore by two men, attired in militarynd that he could not take her, but he wanted to sink her, and by G — d she would not get down to Cairo, as he and a squad of his men would be found behind every paw-paw bush between Price's Landing and Cairo. This is a specimen of Jeff.‘s gasconading. The Maria Denning did get safe to Cairo in spite of him. When leaving, his men gave three cheers for Jeff. Davis, and three more for Jeff. ThCairo in spite of him. When leaving, his men gave three cheers for Jeff. Davis, and three more for Jeff. Thompson. During all this, a large number of women on horseback were in the vicinity, but merely looked on. It is supposed they travel with the brigands. The boat crossed the river, where a man was put out by the Government agent, with orders to ride to Cairo with all speed, and inform the authorities of the state of affairs. The messenger rode the distance, twenty-five miles, in two hours.