The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant: April-September 1861 - Vol. 2

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Marble Creek rises about three miles south of Ironton and flows into the St. Francis River about thirteen miles southeast of Ironton.
To Col. John M. Thayer
Head Quarters, Ironton Mo.
August 16th 1861
COL.

You will please detail two Compys. from your regiment to relieve two companies of the 24th Ill. Vols. now on the railroad North of here.

Lieut. J. Fritch 1 will accompany them and designate the points they are to guard.

U. S. GRANT
Brig. Gen. Com.
To Col. Thayer
Comd.g 1st Nebrasca Vols.

ALS, I Hi. John M. Thayer, born in Mass., a lawyer educated at Brown University, moved to Neb. in 1855. On July 21, 1861, he was appointed col., 1st Neb. For his assignment to Ironton, see letter to Capt. John C. Kelton, Aug. 15, 1861, note 2. See also Calendar, [April-Aug.].

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1st Lt. Julius Fritsch, 24th Ill.
To Lt. Col. John W. S. Alexander
Headquarters Ironton Mo.
August 16 1861
COL. J. W. S. ALEXANDER
21ST ILLINOIS VOLS.

To morrow morning reconnoitre the ground in advance of you as far as Marble Creek. There make a halt for further orders, unless you should have such information as would make it an

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