Nov 2 1861 Received telegram, “Jeff Thompson is at Indian Ford … with about three thousand men.”

Nov 2 1861 Received a telegram from Capt. McKeever, “Jeff Thompson is at Indian Ford of the St. Francis river, twenty miles below Greenville, with about three thousand men.  Colonel Carlin has started with force from Pilot Knob.  Send a force from Cape Girardeau and Birds Point to assist Carlin in driving Thompson into Arkansas.”

The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 3, p 103

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