Louis The utmost precaution must be observed to cut of spies from entering
camp and all who rest under Sufficient Suspicion to warrant it will be sent to
Saint Louis Arsenal for confinement with charges accompanying. The brigade
and picket guard duty will be Equalized among the troops, and will be made as
Effective as the strength of the command will permit Surgeon of the 6th
Mo Vols assisted by Hospital Steward of the 24th Ill Vols will have charge
of the Brigade Hospital. All of the 21st and 24th Ill Vol and 9th Mo left at this
post will be under the treatment of the brigade surgeon All necessary orders for
the guidance of the camp will be given by the post commander. No leave of absence to either officers or soldiers will be granted without first submitting the ap-
plication to division Head quarters" Copy, DNA, RG 94, 21st Ill., Order Book. 5.
On Aug. 16, Maj. Justus McKinstry wrote to USG. "The General com-
manding directs that you make the purchase of mules, teams and forage, as
expressed in letter of L Bogg, of August 16. 1861, a copy of which is herewith
enclosed." Copy, ibid., RG 393, District of Southeast Mo., Letters Received.
6. On Aug. 16, USG forwarded a list of prisoners with charges against them.
John Cole had been arrested on Aug. 14 by Col. Herman Kallman on charges
"Of being a spy, & firing a Revolver at Men in the U. S. Service." USG added:
"Sheriff of Iron County—Residence Midlebrook. Has once taken an
other." Jerome Nall or Knoll was arrested by pickets as a spy. USG added: "Is
represented by a Union man of this place as a bad man but it may not be possible
to prove anything against him." J. R. Kuhn was also arrested by pickets as a spy.
USG added: "Is probably a soldier in the Southern Army. Has been in this camp
now the second time." Thomas B. Grigsby was arrested by USG as a spy. USG
added: "Sheriff of Madison County. Was arrested once before
in the last week. Found on him a pass through Rebel Pickets." J. R. Arnold
was also arrested by USG as a spy. USG added: "Condemned by Citizens as
dangerous." USG had also arrested Fred Smith, Peter Crozat, Ferrier, and Fred
Millet in connection with the case of John Cole. AD, ibid., RG 109, Records of
the U. S. War Dept. Relating to Confederates, Union Provost Marshal's Citizens
To Julia Dent Grant
August 15th 1861|
DEAR JULIA; |
No doubt you will be quite astonished after what the papers
have said about the precarious my Brigade has been in for the
last few days
1 to learn that to-morrow I move south. This is one
of the most delightful places I have ever been in. High enough to
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Book title: The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant: April-September 1861.
Contributors: John Y. Simon - Editor.
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press.
Place of publication: Carbondale, IL.
Publication year: 1969.
Page number: 115.
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