Headquarters U. S. Forces|
Jefferson City. Mo. August 28. 1861|
|CAPT. S. BUTLER|
|ST. Louis, Mo.|
I have no special information to impart today except the return of Colonel Worthington from Boonville. 1 His report is enclosed herewith. 2 Prisoners taken will be sent to St. Louis today, with charges accompanying.
A steamer is now just starting, in compliance with your telegraph of yesterday, 3 to capture all means of crossing the river. I would recommend the stoppage of mails west from here, or at least that they be placed under some regulation which would prevent the indiscriminate transmission of news. Captain Taylor's Battery, 4 four pieces, arrived last night.
A copy of charges against Prisoners 5 is also forwarded to the Commanding Officer at St. Louis Arsenal.
U. S. GRANT
Copies, DNA, RG 393, USG Hd. Qrs. Correspondence; DLC-USG, V, 4, 5, 7, 8. O. R., I, iii, 465.
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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: 147.
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