Headquarters, Ironton, Mo.|
August 10th 1861|
|GENERAL ORDERS No 12|
In order to establish and maintain better order and disciplinefor the purpose of obtaining a greater efficiency in your command, you will have at least three drills per day—by battalion, companyies and squads. All the officers will be present at the battalion and company officers at the company and squad drills.
Any officer found sleeping out of camp will be placed immediately beunder arrest.You will forthwith publish to your command a set of rules for the observance of both officers and men.
Each company or part of a company not on duty will have at least one commissioned officer with it at all times.
The command at Pilot Knob will guard the Quartermasters and Commissary stores at that place, and also furnish pickets for the Caledonia,Farmington and Middlebrook roads. 1
Col. Blands will station pickets from his command on all the roads, between the Centreville (which runs in a westerly direction from Ironton) and Fredericktown roads. Col. Flecker 2 will guard the Fredericktown road; Col. Alexander will station pickets on the Centreville road.
Capt. Schmitz 3 will place his men every day until further orders on the top of the "Pilot Knob" or any other elevated position from which a view of the surrounding country can be obtained during the day.
A brigade guard will be detailed from the 21st and 24th Regiments alternately, to day it will consist of the following detail; 1 Lieut., 4 corporals, 2 sergeants and 27 privates, to be furnished by the 24th, and mounted this morning at 11 o'clock. The Headquarters for the Brigade guard will be at the Court
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Publication information: Book title: The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant: April-September 1861. Volume: 2. Contributors: John Y. Simon - Editor. Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press. Place of publication: Carbondale, IL. Publication year: 1969. Page number: 92.
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