Copies, DLC-USG, V, 4, 5, 7, 8; DNA, RG 393, USG Hd. Qrs. Correspondence. O. R., I, iii, 454; ibid., II, i, 216-17. Facsimile of last three lines and closing in
autograph catalogue of Alwin J. Scheuer, 1927, p. 140.
On Aug. 20, 1861, Maj. Gen. John C. Frémont wrote to USG. "You are
hereby directed to send at once detachments of the forces now stationed at
Jefferson city to Lexington Liberty and Paris to take possession of the money of
the Farmer's Bank and its branches at those places. The officers commanding the
detachments should give proper receipts for the money which is to be forwarded
forthwith to this city." Copy, DNA, RG 393, Western Dept., Letters Sent (Press).
Paris, Mo., is about 60 miles north of Jefferson City; Liberty, Mo., about 127
miles northwest of Jefferson City and about 14 miles northeast of Kansas City, Mo.
On Aug. 25, USG requested the hd. qrs. of Brig. Gen. John Pope to send
an art. co. to Paris, Mo. Ibid., District of North Mo., Register of Letters Received.
On Aug. 26, Pope wrote to Capt. John C. Kelton transmitting the substance of
USG's letter, adding, "I would suggest that orders be sent to Genl Hurlbut at
Palmyra to perform that service as Palmyra is barely fifty miles from Paris." LS, ibid., Western Dept., Letters Received. On Aug. 27, Maj. Joseph H. Eaton of Ill.,
USMA 1835, military secretary to Frémont, wrote to Pope approving this plan.
Copy, ibid., Letters Sent (Press). O. R., I, iii, 461.
On Aug. 27, Pope's hd. qrs. wrote to USG. "One thousand stand of arms
have been sent to you for distribution for Colonel McC[lurg's] Home-Guards."
Copy, DNA, RG 393, District of North Mo., Letters Sent.
See letter to Capt. Speed Butler, Aug. 27, 1861, note 9.
On Aug. 24, Brig. Gen. Benjamin McCulloch, commanding C. S. A. forces
in Mo., reported that he had 3,000 men in camp near Springfield, Mo., was "in
no condition to advance," and planned to fall back to the Ark. line. O. R., I, iii,
To Capt. R. Chitwood
[August 25, 1861]
You will march your men through the country in an orderly
manner. Allow no indiscriminate plundering—but everything
taken must be by your direction, by persons detailed for the
particular purpose, keeping an account of what taken, from
whom, its value, etc. Arrests will not be made except for good
reasons. A few leading and prominent secessionists may be carried along, however, as hostages, and released before arriving
here. Property which you may know to have been used for the
purpose of aiding the Rebel cause will be taken whether you
require it or not. What you require for the subsistence of your
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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: 136.
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