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eral Pope will send others to meet you. H. W. Halleck, Major-General. Corinth, Miss., [June 4, 1862]. Major-General Buell: I directed General Wood to push forward a brigade to Tuscumbia and Florence to receive the locomotives and cars from Paducah and Saint Louis now coming up the Tennessee. He telegraphed to Colonel Kelton that he has orders from you not to pass Bear Creek. See that this is made right. Time with us now is everything. Not a moment must be lost in opening communicas, June 5, 1862. The command of General Buell had best halt before it crosses Tuscumbia River until further advice. Jno. Pope, Major-General. Louisville, June 5, 1862. Major-General Buell: I have this day ordered the A. M. Sullivan to Paducah, Ky. Will arrive Friday evening to await your orders there. She draws 12 inches, the lightest boat in the country, and will answer your purpose. Can I serve you further? L. M. Shirley. Nashville, June 5, 1862. Col. J. B. Fry: Telegram recei
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aim move upon Columbus on the river, thus threatening Cairo, than Grant secured Cairo himself. The Mississippi was closed from Columbus down. If Polk should get Paducah, the Ohio would be locked up too. Grant saw this, and, telegraphing the futile Fremont, I am nearly ready to go to Paducah, and shall start, should not a telegramPaducah, and shall start, should not a telegram arrive preventing the movement, waited till night, and went. He took Paducah without firing a gun. Through his prompt sagacity the Ohio was locked against Polk. He now wanted to keep moving, according to his view of war; but Fremont could not see that Columbus should be taken, and Polk was allowed to fortify there and to send soPaducah without firing a gun. Through his prompt sagacity the Ohio was locked against Polk. He now wanted to keep moving, according to his view of war; but Fremont could not see that Columbus should be taken, and Polk was allowed to fortify there and to send some forces against a Union command in Missouri. On November 5, Grant wrote to C. F. Smith, who was holding the mouth of the Cumberland, The principal point to gain is to prevent the enemy from sending a force in the rear of those now out of his command. Accordingly, two days after Grant steamed down the river in the morning upon B
ier General. an honorable appointment. at Cairo. Kentucky rebels. occupies Paducah. too prompt for Fremont. Desires to advance against the rebels. battle of Bce entering Kentucky with the Union forces. He prepared to take possession of Paducah, at the confluence of the Tennessee River and the Ohio. Having notified Generof his intention, and receiving no objection from that officer, he started for Paducah on the night of the 5th. He also notified the governor of Kentucky, and was r judgment, he was a thorough soldier, and was always subordinate. He occupied Paducah, and secured it against a rebel force which was approaching, and against the tmission from Fremont to attempt it if he felt strong enough. The seizure of Paducah first made Grant's name known to the country, though he did not receive the furevent Polk from sending reinforcements to Price. But, as in the seizure of Paducah, Grant did not receive the credit which he deserved for this movement. Inexpe
le. But already he inspired confidence. Shortly after his return from the Salt River, the President asked the Congressmen from Illinois to recommend seven citizens of that State for the rank of brigadier-general, and the Congressmen unanimously recommended Grant first on the list. In August he was appointed to the command of a district, and on the 4th of September assumed command at Cairo, where the Ohio River joins the Mississippi. His first important success was to seize and fortify Paducah, an important post at the mouth of the Tennessee River, about fifty miles from Cairo. By the 1st of November he had 20,000 well-drilled men under his command. In November-he fought a smart action at Belmont, on the western bank of the Mississippi, with the object of preventing the Confederates who were in strong force at Columbus in Kentucky, on the eastern bank, from detaching troops to the West. He succeeded in his object, and his troops, who came under fire for the first time, behaved
ent, and confronted at nearly every point by formidable and often superior numbers of Rebels, a total of 55,693 men; whereof over 11,000 occupied Fort Holt and Paducah, Ky., warding off the menaced advance of the Rebels in force on Cairo and St. Louis; some 10,000 more held Cairo and important points in its vicinity; while Gen. Po extending toward Syracuse. Green is making for Booneville, with a probable force of 3,000. Withdrawal of force from this part of Missouri risks the State; from Paducah, loses Western Kentucky. As the best, have ordered two regiments from this city, two front Kentucky, and will make up the remainder from the new force being raisabsorbing and annexing Kentucky, without encountering any forcible opposition from her loyal authorities. Requesting Gen. Smith, commanding the Union garrison at Paducah, to make a feint of attacking Columbus from the north-east, Gen. Grant, sending a small force of his own down the Kentucky side of the great river to Ellicott's M
Xxxvii. Kentucky. Politicians elections overwhelming Union majorities Magoffin's neutrality the President's response Rebel invasion Legislature protests Gen. Grant occupies Paducah Zollicoffer at Wild Cat Nelson at Piketon Schoepf's retreat Rebel Government organized at Russellville Geo. W. Johnson made Governor Kentucky gravely admitted into the Southern Confederacy full delegation sent to the Congress at Richmond Richard Hawes finally declared Governor. we have seenpation of the post in Kentucky. Gen. Grant did not see fit to depend on the fair promises of Gov. Harris, nor the amenity of Gen. Bishop Leonidas Polk, nor yet of President Davis, for the safety of his department, but occupied, next morning, Paducah, on the south bank of the Ohio, near the mouth of the Tennessee, with two regiments and a battery, finding Rebel flags flying over many of the buildings in that little city, in anticipation of the speedy appearance of a Confederate force, report
of N. C., for Vice-President, 223. grant, Gen. U. S., 278; solicits reinforcements of Fremont, 587, sends troops against ,Jeff. Thompson, 591; his attack on the Rebels at Belmont, 594 to 597; his horse is killed under him there, 597; occupies Paducah, 612; his proclamation, 613. great Britain, her tardy recognition of our independence, 17; first traffic in slaves by, 28; early judicial opinions on the Slave-Trade, 29; allusion to, 88; prejudice against the Cotton Gin, 62; the war of 1812,oops, 587; re view of her political course, 608-9; her vote for the Union; Union Legislature assembles, 609; Magoffin's letter to the President, 610; the reply, 611; Magoffin's Message, 612; loyal resolves of the Legislature; Gen. Grant occupies Paducah, 612; Gens. Polk and Zollicoffer invade the State, 613; ex-Gov. Morehead arrested; Zollicoffer captures Barboursville, 614; Breckinridge's Address, 615; Gen. Sherman succeeds Anderson, 615; the affairs at Wild-Cat and Piketon, 616; Schoepf's ret
sent up from Dover, 1,134 wounded. A Federal surgeon's certificate, which I have seen, says that there were about 400 Confederate prisoners wounded in hospital at Paducah, making 1,534 wounded. I was satisfied the killed would increase the number to 2,000. Pollard gives what he terms a correct list, by regiments, of the Confederdown the Mississippi, followed by three transports, conveying some 2,000 or 3,000 soldiers, under Gen. W. T. Sherman, while a supporting force moved overland from Paducah. March 4. Arriving opposite Columbus, he learned that the last of the Rebels had left some hours before, after burning 18,000 bushels of corn, 5,000 tons of haheir heavy guns, which they were unable to take away, had been rolled off the bluff, here 150 feet high, into the river. The 2d Illinois cavalry, Col. Hogg, from Paducah, had entered and taken possession the evening before. A massive chain,/un> intended to bar the descent of the Mississippi, had here been stretched across the gre
ty Palmer's advance to Dalton Forrest takes Union City repulsed by Hicks at Paducah assaults and carries Fort Pillow butchery after surrender Sturgis routed by Forrest now occupied Hickman without resistance, and next day appeared before Paducah at tho head of a division of his force which had moved thither directly from Jw Jersey; who refused to surrender. and could not be taken. Moving thence to Paducah, Buford summoned that post; but, a surrender being declined, he retired withous as prisoners of war, Forrest, not three weeks before, had seen fit to summon Paducah in these terms: headquarters Forrest's cavalry corps, Paducah, March 25,Paducah, March 25, 1864. To Col. Hicks, commanding Federal forces at Paducah: Having a force amply sufficient to carry your works and reduce the place, in order to avoid the unnecPaducah: Having a force amply sufficient to carry your works and reduce the place, in order to avoid the unnecessary effusion of blood, I demand the surrender of the fort and troops, with all the public stores. If you surrender, you shall be treated as prisoners of war ; bu
rthington, Ohio, in September, 1861. It left Camp Chase, February 18, 1862, and proceeded to Paducah, Ky., where it was assigned to Sherman's Division. In March it embarked for Pittsburg Landing, enice, the regiment enlisted for three years, leaving Cairo September 5, 1861. It proceeded to Paducah, Ky., where it was stationed until February, 1862, when it moved with Grant's Army to Fort Donelsos.--Organized at Cairo, Ill., and mustered in August 1, 1861, proceeding in the next month to Paducah, Ky., where it remained until February, 1861, during which time it was engaged on occasional exped Springfield August 10, 1861. On the 13th it moved to Jefferson Barracks, Mo., and thence to Paducah, Ky., where it encamped during the winter. In March, 1862, the regiment embarked for Pittsburg LaChicago, proceeding, December 9th, to St. Louis, where it remained a month, and then moved to Paducah, Ky. On March 8, 1862, the regiment embarked for Pittsburg Landing, where it was encamped when the
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