Telegram received, DNA, RG 393, District of North Mo., Telegrams Received. On Aug. 22, 1861, Brig. Gen. John Pope's hd. qrs. replied to USG. "What amount of ammunition and what kind aneeded ? also what kind of clothing and who for? Answer." Copy, ibid., Letters Sent. On Aug. 20, Pope's hd. qrs. had written to Col. James A. Mulligan, 23rd Ill. "General Grant will arrive there to-day to take command with an additional force and all the necessary ammunition that will be needed." Copy, ibid. On Aug. 21, Pope's hd. qrs. had telegraphed to USG. "The ammunition has been sent up." Copy, ibid. See following telegram.
August 22 1861.
BY TELEGRAPH, FROM Hd Quarters Jeff City 1861.
To CAPT SPEED BUTLER
Every varity of clothing is required. The Iowa Fifth & Home Guards require it. Blankets & cooking utensils are most required. Can't a depot be established here & issue on requisition approved by me ?
U. S. GRANT
Brig Genl Comdg
Telegram received (punctuation added), DNA, RG 393, District of North Mo., Telegrams Received. Capt. Speed Butler was asst. adjt. gen. for Brig. Gen. John Pope. On Aug. 22, 1861, Pope's hd. qrs. replied to USG. "It is impossible even to establish a depot at this place. Please make out a requisition immediately for everything needed, and we will try to have it furnished." Copy, ibid., Letters Sent. On the same day, USG asked Pope's hd. qrs. for "a supply of blanks as soon as they can be furnished." Ibid., Register of Letters Received. On Aug. 24, Pope's hd. qrs. wrote to USG. "The General Commanding requests you to send forward your requisitions for everything needed by you immediately." Copy, ibid., Letters Sent.