Oct 16 1861 “Received a dispatch from Gen. Sherman stating that Hardee had effected a junction with Buckner and they were threatening Louisville”

Oct 16 1861 Wrote Capt. McKeever, “Two dispatches from Gen. Frémont were received today and promptly attended to.  I also received a dispatch from Gen. Sherman stating that Hardee had effected a junction with Buckner and they were threatening Louisville; requesting me at the same time, in connection with Gen. Smith, to make a demonstration on Columbus.  Sending troops to Cape Girardeau as I have done today and having out another expedition of some ten hundred men, it will be a day or two before any move could be made.  I will communicate with Gen. Smith and cooperate in any demonstration that may seem to recommend itself.”

The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 3, p 42

O.R., I, iii, 536

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