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

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be I shall continue it if it is but a line. I am now probably done shifting commands so often, this being the fourth in as many weeks.

Your suspicions as to my being neglected are entirely unfounded for I know it was the intention to give me a Brigade if I had not been promoted. Application would have been made to have me assigned, arbitrarily, as senior Colonel from Ill. for the purpose.

I want to hear from you or Mary often. I sent you the Daily Democrat thinking that would keep you better posted in this section than I could do and being a cheap correspondent.

I wrote to you that I would like to have Mary go out to Galena and stay some time. I do not want Julia to leave

Galena being anxious to retain my residence after the many kindnesses received from the people there.

I only arrived at this place last night and can not tell you much about things here. The people however are generally reported to be secessionests.

ULYS.
ALS, PPRF.
1.
See letter to Brig. Gen. John A. McClernand, Sept. 1, 1861.
2.
Brig. Gen. Samuel R. Curtis of Iowa, USMA 1831, was assigned to com- mand the camp of instruction at Benton Barracks, Mo., on Sept. 1, 1861. O. R., I, liii, 502.
3.
Maj. Gen. David Hunter of Ill., USMA 1822, briefly replaced Maj. Gen. John C. Frémont as USG's superior, Nov. 2-9, 1861.
4.
First battle of Bull Run.
To Julia Dent Grant
Cape Girardeau Mo.
August 31st 1861
DEAR JULIA;

Almost evry time I write it is from a new place. I arrived here last evening, looked through the different camps and assumed

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