Re: [civilwarwest] Re: Orders to occupy Paducah
- A little bit of trivia on Paducah-1. Upon deploying troops in Paducah, who did Grant place in command of those troops.2. Besides building defenses and repairing the Marine Hospital, troops built a fort. What name was given to this fort.3, How many powder magazines did the fort have?4. How many batteries were assigned to the fort.???5. How many cannons did these batteries have.???Extra Bonus describe the cannons and how many of each type.JEJ who feels nasty tonight.
- I found it. OR Vol 7 Pg 571 McCellan to Halleck and Buell " A deserter just
in from the rebels, says that .... he heard officers say that Beauregaed was
under orders to go to
Kentucky with fifteen regiments from the Army of the Potomac.(Jan.29, 1862).
Halleck replied on Jan 30. "Your telegraph regarding Beauregard is received.
General Grant and Commodore Foote will be ordered to immediately advance, and
to reduce and hold Fort Henry, on the Tennessee river.
I remain, Sir, your most humble servant.