Sept 24 1861 Wrote Gen Frémont, “I have, I believe, driven the enemy back to Columbus”

Sept 24 1861 Wrote Gen Frémont, “I have no new move of the enemy to report.  I still continue active reconnaissances, 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 always retreat upon sight of our troops.”

“I have withdrawn all the troops from Fort Jefferson and strengthened the command at Norfolk.  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 have all returned with the loss of one Horse.”

The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 2, p 306-7

O.R., I, iii, 504-5

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