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rnished an illustration of traits destined afterwards peculiarly to characterize the generalship of Grant. For two months afterwards, Grant was occupied in holding the country at the junction of the great rivers, near which his headquarters were established, and in organizing and disciplining his forces, which by the 1st of November, were increased to nearly twenty thousand men. He was kept strictly subordinate by Fremont, and allowed to make no movement of importance by that commander; Smithland, however, at the mouth of the Cumberland, was occupied by C. F. Smith without opposition, a few weeks after Paducah. Several times Grant suggested the feasibility of capturing Columbus, an important position on the east bank of the Mississippi, about twenty miles below Cairo; and, on the 10th of September, he even asked permission to make the attempt: If it was discretionary with me, with a little addition to my present force, I would take Columbus. No notice was taken of this applicatio
odore Foote can make a gunboat demonstration at the same time, it will assist in carrying out the deception. H. W. Halleck, Major-General. Two letters of instructions from Major-General Halleck to Brigadier-General Grant, for movement against Fort Henry. headquarters, Department of the Missouri, St. Louis, January 30, 1862. Brigadier-General U. S. Grant, Cairo, Ill.: You will immediately prepare to send forward to Fort Henry, on the Tennessee river, all your available force from Smithland, Paducah, Cairo, Fort Holt, Bird's Point, etc. Sufficient garrisons must be left to hold these places against an attack from Columbus. As the roads are now almost impassable for large forces, and as your command is very deficient in transportation, the troops will be taken in steamers up the Tennessee river as far as practicable. Supplies will also be taken up in steamers as far as possible. Flag-Officer Foote will protect the transports with his gunboats. The Benton, and perhaps some