Head Quarters, Army of the Ten.
Pittsburg Landing, April 21st 1862
MAJ. GEN. J. A. MCCLERNAND
COMD. G 1ST DIV.
I wish you would order some teams, with a Cavalry escort, after this property and have it taken up by your Quarter Master.
I am Gen. very respectfully
your obt. svt.
U. S. GRANT
Maj. Gen. Com
ALS, McClernand Papers, IHi. On April 22, 1862, Maj. Gen. John A. McClernand wrote to USG. "According to your direction, I sent forward a number of Waggons &c. under escort of 30 cavalry men, guided by the man reporting to me, under your order, for that purpose. The party returned last night bringing in two ammunition Chests and number of Artillery carriage wheels of little or no value. The party went as far as the guide would conduct them, and our pickets would let them go. The guide reports that he found the enemy's picket advanced some two miles nearer our lines, and this side of the 'Deserted Camp,' which I am inclined to doubt. Lt Jones waits upon you for direction in regard to the disposal of the property." Copies, ibid.
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Publication information: Book title: The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant: April 1 - August 31, 1862. Volume: 5. Contributors: John Y. Simon - Editor, Ulysses S. Grant - Author. Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press. Place of publication: Carbondale, IL. Publication year: 1973. Page number: 64.
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