The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant: April 1 - August 31, 1862 - Vol. 5

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To Officer Commanding Detachment, 58th Ohio

Head Quarters, Dist. of West Ten.
Memphis, July 1st 1862

OFFICER COMD. G
DETACHMENT 58TH OHIO [. ]. A VOLS
MEMPHIS TEN.

You will take all the well men of your command except sufficient to care for the sick, all the transportation of the regiment here and the camp & Garrison equipage of the regiment, and hold yourself in readiness to accompany the train leaving here on the 3d and join your regiment at Germantown.

Should there be more teams than are required to convey the camp & Garrison equipage you will load the balance with forage. Such rations as are now on hand will be taken and if not enough for five days sufficient will be drawn to make that amount.

Each team must take also five days forage of grain should there be no wagons exclusively for that purpose.

respectfully
U. S. GRANT
Maj. Gen. Com

P. S. Lieut. J. B. Wilson 1 will instruct what hour the train will leave and where you will meet.

U. S. GRANT

ALS, Concordia Historical Society, St. Louis, Mo. The commander of the 58th Ohio at this time was Lt. Col. Ferdinand F. Rempel, but the detachment commander is not known.

1.
1st Lt. Jesse B. Wilson, Harrisburg, Ill., Co. K, 6th Ill. Cav., was mus- tered in on Jan. 9, 1862.

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